Thursday, May 13, 2010

Orthograph #84 - Serving with Visiting Priests

7 comments:

Ashley Siferd said...

Is there a Catholic version of this one? ;)

Loren said...

There also is the situation when the Subdeacon gives you one instruction and the priest tells you to do exactly the opposite and neither instruction is in the Liturgikon.

Adam Sheehan said...

Oh Ashley.... Yes.

Keep in mind the role (or office) of a subdeacon in the E.O. Church is different from an altar server or Eucharistic minister in the Roman Catholic Church, but here are some....

Before the Eucharistic Prayers, the parish priest gently places the cloth (from washing his hands)in my hand and whispers, "Thank You" vs. the visiting priest who tosses it into my hand and says nothing.

The visiting priest who says the "Gloria" (Glory to God in the Highest...) vs. the local custom to chant it with the choir cantor on the balcony.

The parish priest who makes the sign of the cross before the homily vs. the visiting priest who walks up to the podium (no sign of the cross) and launches into a tirade on the disturbing trend of people leaving Mass early.

Every Blessing....

bob said...

shouldn't there be a fourth circle with no writing at all? So one can mix in the utterly silent version of things along with a small circle for the EXCLAMATION?

The Ironic Catholic said...

I love these. Love love love these. Thanks for making the whole Christian humor blogger world phrase less of an oxymoron!

s-p said...

IC, Where have you been all my life?? I just recently found Crescat and now you. I can see I'm going to spend some wee hours of the mornings looking at archives. Thanks for the post at your blog. I'm flattered (in a truly falsely humble and quasi-non-sinful way) to get a nod from a veteran Christian humor blogger. Unlike Catholics and Protestants, "Orthodox humor" is still an oxymoron in spite of the pioneering efforts of "The Onion Dome". Hopefully Curmudgeophan will beat us into a grin once in a while.

Michael said...

Loren, I would try at all costs to avoid incurring the wrath of the subdeacon. Visiting priests come and go but you have to face the subdeacon the following week. Not that subdeacons maintain little black books where they record all of these infractions, or anything like that. ;-)