wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Almost certainly a sample size error

Made it to Mass at Holy Trinity this morning - I was late, but fortunately the Ukrainian Byzantine Mass is about 90 minutes long, so I got there after the readings but before Communion. I must be getting the hang of things, because it only took me about five minutes to find my place in the missal. :V

Quite a to-do today. The parish is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, complete with a re-consecration in November, and this Sunday there was a presentation during the post-Mass brunch (is brunch a standard thing in Eastern Rite churches?) complete with slide show. Fortunately there was a summary in the weekly bulletin's English translation, so I was able to follow along even though I don't think I understood anything in the presentation besides place names, nationalities, and the odd word here and there. Russian - it's not close enough. *sigh* Also got to talk to a couple of people who noticed I was new; they were very friendly and welcoming, and I get the impression (no doubt faulty) that most of the parish is made up of preachers' kids* or "converts" from the Latin Rite like myself.

*Married men are allowed to become Eastern Rite priests , unlike their Latin Rite brethren. (Corrected per tepintzin - thanks!)
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.