Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thanksgiving: Feast or Fast?

Father Deacon Raphael has a wonderful post titled Thanksgiving: Feast or Fast? It is an article written by a Father John Parker. It really is very well written and gives much food for thought.
Check it out!


Anonymous said...

apropos the parker essay - he asks a good question. Why don't we have liturgy on that day????

I'm all for it.


::Sylvia:: said...

We do have a Thanksgiving Liturgy here, and it's beautiful. Thanks for posting this, it's a wonderful article.

Off Topic-I just wanted to let you know that we're discussing the possibility of an Orthodox Children's Christmas Swap over at my blog. I thought you might be interested :)

Pres. Kathy said...

We also do a liturgy here in Chicago. Check out my blog at

Matt said...

In Bishop Benjamin's Holy Trinity Cathedral there is a liturgy served on Thanksgiving (the service with all of the readings are available from the choir director, Bob Parent.) Following the liturgy is Thanksgiving Dinner in the parish hall. I would say it is the traditinal meal, but I don't think the Pilgrim Fathers had sausage.

Marfa said...

Most of you must follow the modern calendar. Most of the time the Nativity begins after Thanksgiving for us who follow the Julian Calendar! So, you bet I'm going to feast.