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Dance of the Priests' To Glory #361291
03/07/11 11:56 AM
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Pani Rose Offline OP
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So beautiful! Fr. Elias posted it on facebook. I am sure there are those on here who know about it, or have more info. What is the song they are singing? Thanks! Such a wonderful tradition.
Dance of the Priests
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The "dance of the priests" or "Glory be ..." is a custom observed in the village of Corfu to visit Sunday evening of Shrovetide.



The Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday are known as "Shrovetide," from an old English word "shrive," meaning "to confess," a name gotten from the tradition of going to Confession in the days before Lent started. Shrovetide is traditionally the time for "spring cleaning," and just as we clean our houses in these days in prepation for Lent, we also "clean our souls" through confession so we can enter the penitential season fresh.
Shrovetide

This one is neat too.
Custom of Sunday Cheesefare

Love to see a dancing church biggrin


Re: Dance of the Priests' To Glory [Re: Pani Rose] #361299
03/07/11 05:56 PM
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I betcha the song they were singing was the Greek version of:

http://www.hymnlyrics.org/newlyrics_d/dancing_heart.php

it's always lifted up MY brokenness, especially that verse about parting from dead traditions...wonder what THAT refers to? Oh, well.

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Re: Dance of the Priests' To Glory [Re: Pani Rose] #361331
03/08/11 09:24 AM
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I deleted this post of mine, because it came to my mind that someone might get scandalized by a dancing priest--and since it is Holy Lent, (with the evil one ever vigilant in trying to tempt us to sin), I thought it best to let it go...

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Last edited by Alice; 03/08/11 09:51 PM. Reason: someone might be offended by a priest dancing
Re: Dance of the Priests' To Glory [Re: Alice] #361340
03/08/11 01:34 PM
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I'd get a kick out of seeing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dying_Swan performed by a man in a rasso.


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