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Father Al,

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If I'm not mistaken, there is also a priestless Old Believer parish in Erie, PA, that is situated close to Fr. Pimen Simon's parish.

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You are correct. I believe about 25 percent of the original parish refused to be reconciled to the Orthodox Church and thus formed this new church. I've actually served in Fr. Pimens church a few times, once with the late Bishop Daniel as the celebrant.

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Christ is in our midst!!

Father Al,

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Have the Old Believers tried to reprint their service books? I have seen pictures of some of them, wonder how fragile they must be, and wonder how they will continue to hold up after all the years since they were published.

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I am not sure, but could ask Fr. Pimen. I believe the services are about 99 percent English ( kind of like our parish). I was there for Vespers about two years ago.. I could ask Fr. Pimen.

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Father bless!!

I suspect if the services have been translated, they have probably made print copies using desktop publishing software and comb binding.

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I know they have been translated. If I'm not mistaken, Fr. Pimen began this even before leading the majority of his flock into Orthodoxy.

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Father Al,

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What is the name of the priestless Old Believers parish in Erie, PA?

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I couldn't get through to Fr. Pimen and I don't believe the priestless church has a website. I am led to believe they would consider themselves the "legitimate" church and therefore also have the name of Holy Nativity. Rather like the Serbian situation in the Cleveland area, where you have two St. Sava churches because of the unfortunate spilt in the 60's. At least, that split has been overcome.

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