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Some time ago, someone posted something about a priest in Slovakia who served two parishes. One was Gregorian calendar, the other Julian. I think the poster said the priest would start his fast on the Gregorian date and end it on the Julian date! That must have meant that on some years with the two Easters far apart, he must have fasted almost the whole year!
Here in the OCA Western PA diocese, most parishes are on the Revised Julian calendar, while a few are still on the old.

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LOL. I remember speaking with a priest who had two parishes and a mission. On Good Friday he celebrated the Burial Vespers at all three. But on Pascha he only did Resurrection Matins at two (and not at the mission). Everyone used to tease him that he buried the Savior three times but only let him rise twice.

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There is a Ukrainian Orthodox priest here in Western PA who serves two parishes(at age 86!!!). I don't know his Holy Week schedule. However, on Pascha, he does Resurrection Matins at one on Saturday evening. Then he does them again at the other church at 6:00 AM followed by Communion. He then goes back to the first church for liturgy. He used to serve five parishes in his younger days, including a Serbian parish in Johnstown, now defunct. At least now he has a deacon to help him☺

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I pray the Lord will bestow the full bounty of His generous gifts upon that priest, and upon all priests like him.

Many Years!

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Originally Posted by Administrator
Everyone used to tease him that he buried the Savior three times but only let him rise twice.


wait a minute . . . that's an old Hank Williams song!
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[quote]… Im gonna find me a river, one thats cold as ice.
And when I find me that river, lord Im gonna pay the price, oh lord!
Im going down in it three times, but lord Im only coming up twice.
She's long gone, and now Im lonesome blue [/quotte]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDRzixp1Fvw


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