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Are there any Eastern Orthodox Churches in America that have Divine Liturgies during the week days ?

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Jude1:3Contendforthefaith, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Jude1:3Contendforthefaith

    Jude1:3Contendforthefaith I'm Currently An Eastern Orthodox Catechumen Supporter

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    Are there any Eastern Orthodox Churches in America that have Divine Liturgies during the week days like Roman Catholic Churches have mass during the week days ?

    That would be great to have during the week days.
     
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  2. ArmyMatt

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    check out monasteries. St Tikhon's Monastery does the full cycle every day.
     
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  3. LessThanPerfect2016

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    Some of the Cathedrals hold a Divine Liturgy during the week if you're near one of the larger cities in the US.
     
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    Every day? Outside monasteries, very unlikely, especially if the priest is married.

    Major feasts? Definitely.
     
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  5. Pavel Mosko

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    My former Coptic OO church of my previous hometown could come close to that. Not a daily service unless we you were in Holy Week. But often a saintly feast day Divine liturgy in the morning or night (Tuesday-Friday) for each saint recognized in the Sinaxerion, or each milestone season of the general Church calendar relating to Christ's life, a Wednesday Bible study and Vespers, and of course a raising of incense vespers for early Saturday evening, with the typical Sunday divine liturgy etc. with fellowship and other special events sometimes scheduled for Sunday evening.


    I think a lot of this sort of thing depends on the local church. A number of EO priests don't have congregations large enough that completely support them having to work a secular job etc. besides family duties. While the Copts are blessed that they often have pretty good numbers of dedicated church folk and having a full time priest is usually viable unless it is a mission church in a new area.
     
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    I have seen in larger parishes (with several priests) that they sometimes celebrate many Saints so that it seems they usually have several weekday Liturgies each week. But more often I see only major feast days and the most important Saints to a particular community/jurisdiction.
     
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  7. Andrei D

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    I wish, but I couldn't attend :(

    I almost never have a weekday morning off and I work 1/3rd of Sundays as is, so... :/

    What I miss most is not even the services but the fact that many / most churches were open at all times back home. Just the fact that you'd be on a bus, say random afternoon or evening, and you'd have an impulse to jump off go in the church, light a candle, pray a few minutes, go back on you way... it's ... I just miss it.
     
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  8. Mary of Bethany

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    We have Tuesday and Thursday Divine Liturgies most weeks, and if a Feast Day falls on a weekday that is when we observe it. But we have just one priest, so Divine Liturgy every day isn’t practical.
     
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  9. ArmyMatt

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    I know some too, if they can't do Liturgy, will have Matins and Vespers throughout the week.
     
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  10. Mary of Bethany

    Mary of Bethany Only one thing is needful. Supporter

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    Yes, I think the cathedral here has Vespers every day.
     
  11. ArmyMatt

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    yeah, I know alternating between vespers and matins is another common thing to do.
     
  12. gzt

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    Some weekdays: happens in some places, I used to be at a parish which had a regular liturgy on one of the weekdays at 6:30am. Doing things *daily*, though, gets to be a bit much of a demand on everybody. Population density, celibate clergy, and easier liturgics contributed to making daily mass a common thing for Catholics.
     
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