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Papa Nicholas Planas Feast Day

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Ioustinos, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Ioustinos

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    St. Nicholas Planas' feast day is March 2nd, however I read somewhere that if his feast day falls within Great Lent, then the feast is moved to the first Sunday after March 2nd.

    Is this true? Does anyone have a source for this? The only place that I have seen it is on OrthodoxWiki.
     
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  2. JohnTh

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    Yes.
    In Mount Athos is observed in this way.
     
  3. ArmyMatt

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    sounds like something the calendar would do.
     
  4. JohnTh

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    Explanation: St. Nicholas Planas is a „feast” - that is a rather big saint (at least locally).
    During Great Lent = no feasts, save very notable exceptions (Annunciation, 40 Martyrs etc.)

    Hence St. Nicholas (and other few saints) are moved to SATURday - not SUNdays - because in Great Lent Sundays are very, very special feasts.

    However I can accept the fact that in a parish where nobody is present during the week at Church in Great Lent to have the saint moved in Sunday.
     
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  5. Ioustinos

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I ask because we are expecting a baby boy in January and he is going to be named after Papa Nicholas Planas. My goal is to baptize him on his name day.

    The questions I have are:

    1) This year March 2nd is the first day of Great Lent so where does it move. From John it seems it would be Saturday or in some places on Sunday.

    2) If its moved to Saturday, that is the day we commemorate Kollyva given to St. Theodore so I'm not sure if that is allowed.

    3) Is it allowed for children to be baptized during Great Lent at all or do we wait until after Pascha.
     
  6. JohnTh

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    Very, very good.

    However how his feast will be moved depends almost entirely of the priest of the parish where you will baptize your baby, even if he should follow (of course!) the above canons.

    Definitely it should be moved. Either in the last before Lent or in first Saturday in Great Lent.

    It is allowed. No problem. We can have two services of this magnitude together. If the magnitude (how to say it more correctly? degree? rank?) is higher then we can have just only one service. But, again, this depends on your local priest.

    Pfff... too much IMHO. Mind you baptism is NOT (mainly) for assigning names - even if assigning a name is a very important outcome.
     
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