Monthly Archives: January 2014

Festal Ranks

Sorry I’ve been away for a few days! Hope you are all still reading. I think before I talk about anything else, it’s important to write some information about ranks of feast days. This should provide a reference, and make … Continue reading

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Forefeasts and Afterfeasts

There is a lot to say about forefeasts and afterfeasts, (as well as the specifics of leave-taking/apodosis), too much to address in one post. I’ll give a quick introduction to the concept now, and I’m sure the topic will come … Continue reading

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Ask your liturgical questions here!

I’m working on a new post about forefeasts and afterfeasts, and some interesting details about the current afterfeast of Theophany. There’s a lot of interesting information about this in general, and since we’re currently in the middle of an afterfeast, … Continue reading

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Why Theophany Was Weird This Year

Finally! Why on earth was Theophany so weird this year? You can see my last post for some basic background on the feast of Theophany, its services, a little about how it relates to other feasts. Now let’s talk about what happened … Continue reading

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The Feast of Theophany

In my last post, I promised to tell you why Theophany was weird this year, didn’t I? Well, I decided that first it would be a good idea to give a basic overview of Theophany services. So in the next … Continue reading

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Liturgics Blog: Introduction

A few days ago, I came up with the idea of writing a blog about the liturgical typikon, and more specifically the structure and details of the Eastern Orthodox liturgical cycle and church services (even though it’s in the Typikon, … Continue reading

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