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For your information and prayerful meditation during Lent.
1 posted on 02/19/2007 10:31:05 PM PST by Salvation
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2 posted on 02/19/2007 10:32:35 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Was just wondering, what date does the Orthodox start their Lent?

Thanks. :-)


4 posted on 02/20/2007 3:26:21 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Salvation

bttt


14 posted on 02/20/2007 8:49:07 AM PST by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Salvation

Some of you may be interested in these poems based on the stations of the cross.

http://www.wayoftears.com


16 posted on 02/20/2007 2:40:55 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (It takes a school to bankrupt a village.)
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To: Salvation
There is a Liturgical Law requirement on the Stations of the Cross or Via Crucis.

Each station must have a cross made of real wood.

A former Judicial Vicar has explained this to me in an email -- it is not Canon Law, but Liturigal Law that requires this.

One source I have on this is the co-founder of EWTN -- Father Michael McDonough -- he explained this to me about 12 years ago.

The other source is the following web page:

The National Shrine of Saint Francis -- The Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis) -- http://www.shrinesf.org/stations.htm

The second to last paragraph on this page has the following:

... fourteen crosses of real wood are required (pictures are optional); ...

My concern is that a Plenary Indulgence may not be granted to those who exercise this devotion in a church where the stations are pictures and do not have the required cross of wood at each station.

This is Liturgical Law, basically, the same law that governs that the consecration should use unleavened bread, for example...

31 posted on 05/08/2007 8:22:37 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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