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Liturgical Question

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Anhelyna, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

    Eastern Orthodox
    And I'm scratching my head over this

    Cometh Monday - it's the Feast of the Annunciation and it's during the Great Fast.

    We will be having Divine Liturgy in the morning and it's Father's request that I take/lead , as I normally do, Third Hour, an hour before Liturgy.

    Now , at the end of the Hour , after the prayer of St Basil, when taking it on my own I include the Prayer of St Ephrem - do I still take this on a Great Feast ? This is the first year our Community is taking Third Hour before Liturgy , we are still quite a way away from being able to take Orthros.

    Inquiring minds want to know the answer to this.
    According to my tame liturgical nerd who sets up things for us to use << I'm asking for a clarification from someone.>> Clearly that had not struck him either :)
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  2. icxn

    icxn Bραδύγλωσσος αἰπόλος μαθητεύων κνίζειν συκάμινα

    United States
    Eastern Orthodox
    It is rendered as a normal feast day outside of Lent, so no prayer of St Ephraim.
  3. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

    Eastern Orthodox
    plus the prayer of St Ephraim is led by the priest, not the reader.
  4. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

    Eastern Orthodox
    Thanks - I've just had a mild telling off for not consulting the Lenten Triodion and the Festal Menaion :)

    My instinct was that you rally can't have something as penitential as the the Prayer of St Ephraim on a Feast like the Annunciation - just wanted to be sure