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A statement released from Heaven this week invites a number of unexpected guests to the Banquet. Speaking on behalf of the Host, spokesman St. John Chrysostom lists the following guests:
- The 14-year-old who thought he would die of fasting;
- the catechumen who has been checking the fine print on everything in the grocery store;
- the recently chrismated mother of three who has been giving her kids cheese sandwiches because they hate peanut butter;
- the retired golf enthusiast who discovered it was Lent on the Monday after the Sunday of the Cross;
- the business traveler who just got home two weeks before Pascha
- the Prodigal suddenly drawn by the memories of Holy Week.
The Banquet will be served in a variety of venues around the world. Check local listings for times and locations.
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This report was first filed by Onion Dome rambling reporter Jan Bear in April, 2004.
Your friends at the Onion Dome wish you New Calendar types a glorious Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ!
You Old Calendar types: We apologize for the inconvenience. Regular service will resume in 13 days.
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11 September 2016 (N.S.)
Elizabeth (“the New Martyr”) Pappas, Choir Director
Orthodox Church of All the Saints of North America
Takhoma Park, Maryland
To the faithful of the choir:
Welcome back! After our light summer of only one choir practice of only 2 hours per week, we’re back to our usual winter schedule of practice after church on Sunday for 3 hours, and mid-week practice at 7:00 Wednesday, for 2. The unfortunate words that were spoken when a third practice was suggested have long been forgotten, and I suggest you do the same.
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