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Father Deacon Daniel (with the cool kamilavka) used an Ascension Greeting that I like (but have never heard before), viz.:

Christ is Ascended!

Rx: For our Salvation!

We've always just gone back to "Slava Isusu Khrystu!"
or for the more Vostochnyy
"Z Praznykom!"

What's everyone else's experience?

Z Praznykom!

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Somewhere in the depths of Byzcath there is a thread on Seasonal Greetings - but sadly the search facility and I just do NOT get on frown

Perhaps someone much more clever than me can locate it ?

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Back to "Slava Isusu Christu!" / "Slava tebi!"

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Slave Isusu Christu! (Glory Be to Jesus Christ!)
Slava Na Viki! (GLory Be Forever!)

That's what we normally do on Ascention Thursday. But I really like the greeting mentioned above. Christ is Ascended! For Our Salvation! That's great.

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Originally Posted by Our Lady's slave
Somewhere in the depths of Byzcath there is a thread on Seasonal Greetings - but sadly the search facility and I just do NOT get on frown

Perhaps someone much more clever than me can locate it ?

Anhelynha,

Not sure that we have a generic seasonal greeting thread, but - if you think there is one - I'll see if I can locate it. Of late, I've been trying to pull the most seasonally specific threads off-line, keeping them in the Mod area, and then re-sticking them when the season arrives, so as to reduce the frustration in relocating them each time.

Many years,

Neil


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This one was in Town Hall I think since it had some of the more curious greetings smile

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Originally Posted by Herbigny
Father Deacon Daniel (with the cool kamilavka) used an Ascension Greeting that I like (but have never heard before), viz.:

Christ is Ascended!

Rx: For our Salvation!

We've always just gone back to "Slava Isusu Khrystu!"
or for the more Vostochnyy
"Z Praznykom!"

What's everyone else's experience?

Z Praznykom!

Herb

I believe I remember hearing:

Christ is Ascended!
In Glory!

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A little off topic, perhaps, but in recent years I have deemed it of increasing importance that we have some sort of greeting to use during Lent.

So during that season, in speech and in print, I used "Keep a good Lent". The line is not one that I can claim as original.

During my ministry I have been blessed to serve beside some truly excellent colleagues, among them, the late Reverend David Hoh, who entered into Life on Christmas Eve of 2005, and whose newsletter meditations had oftentimes assisted my inspiration. Pastor Hoh had commented in one newsletter that although we often consider the Church Year to be like a circle, an endlessly repeating cycle of feasts and fasts, in reality it is more like a spiral staircase: the progression ‘round and ‘round accompanied by a constant vertical motion. That motion is the constant growth, maturity, and aging that is our mortal human condition.

So we do not approach each Christmas, or Lent, or Easter, as the same people that we were a year before; nor shall we approach them as the same people again hereafter. Each year brings with it fresh triumphs and tragedies--each new beginning offers new challenges and chances.

I credit Pastor Hoh for the thought that we should commend one another to “keep a good Lent”. The Lenten season really does not have a greeting, like “Merry Christmas” or “Happy New Year.” So, he proposed, we should greet (and exhort) one another to “keep a good Lent.”

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Originally Posted by Job
I believe I remember hearing:

Christ is Ascended!
In Glory!

Christ is Ascended!
In Glory!
But not yet for we on the Julian calendar :-)

-Marylouise

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For some reason which I cannot remember any longer I have used "Christ has Ascended"
Rx "To the Right hand of the Father"

I just know that Jesus is there in Heaven preparing a place for those who love Him.

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I was able to go to my mother church today (Byzantine-Ruthenian) and was going to ask the priest about the greeting and what do you know, it was printed in the bulletin, right after the bit about mirovanje being available today! Here is what he printed:

"Christ is Glorified!" (in slavonic--Christos Proslavlennyj!)

The response is "Exalt Him Forever!" (Velicajme Jeho vo v'iki!)

I was talking with one of the parishioners (who has been teaching religious studies since before I was born--in 1960!) and she has no memory of saying this greeting. So go figure! Has anyone else heard of this greeting?

Also, how long would one use this greeting? I presume it would start on Ascension Thursday. But how long would it continue? Until Pentecost? Or beyond? Any ideas?

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Yes, tjm, I have, but in a Roman context, not Ruthenian.

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Interesting. I wonder if this is another latinization? I will have to ask the priest about this. But if it is a latinization, I'm surprised so many of my parish members are not familiar with it. The priest we had for so many years while I was growing up went to a Latin RIte seminary and we had many, many latinizations--no iconostasis, no ambon, Stations of the Cross at Lent, First Holy Communion with Bishop Elko coming every year, etc. I wonder why we wouldn't have had this latinization (if it is indeed a latinization) as well?

Tim


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I believe I remember hearing:

Christ is Ascended!
In Glory!


Yep...that's what was used last night at vespers and this AM at DL...


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