Thanks for your kind comments.
I like the traditional Ikonostas in the Slovinky church except the 'removed Deacon Doors". Why this has been occurring in the Greek Catholic Churches in Eastern Slovakia, I have no idea.
That was a very keen observation about the lack of deacon doors.
Even the church in Litmanova, where the DL is in Church Slavonic, does not have deacon doors.
I can only guess that the deacon doors were removed because they only have "transitional" deacons. I don't expect that they will even address the diaconate until the seminary enrollment drops off to a much smaller number.
At some point soon they will have to be building and staffing many, many churches in the cities where there has not been a Greek Catholic presence, otherwise our church will die out as is threatened here in the USA. The Greek Catholic Church is a rural church, but as in the USA, the young educated people are moving to the cities. In Poprad, a large city, the Divine Liturgy is celebrated in a Roman Catholic Church. A church is being built, I believe. But one church for a city that size is not going to bring growth.http://www.byzcath.org/forums/images/icons/default/grin.gif
grin Tim, double my salary?? I still couldn't buy a cup of coffee. http://www.byzcath.org/forums/images/icons/default/grin.gif