and thus ends vestment week…


our last submission brought to us by John, Ad Orientem.

Tomorrow… TONSURE week! Stayed tuned.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13388784325608457371 Thom, SFO

    The chalice.. the bread.. WTH?Although I suppose that The Littles had to attend church somewhere.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09356738924839809045 Andrew

    That's a really big chalice.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117353945124506952 The Crescat

    The Littles are Orthodox?! Who knew!Maybe John can add some insight for us.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12419372059353408855 rightwingprof

    I don't know where John got the picture, but it looks to me like it's probably a big Russian cathedral (in Russia), hence, the size of the chalice and the prosphora.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14329907942477160166 John (Ad Orientem)

    Indeed it's a photo of Patriarch Kyril preparing the gifts before liturgy. He typically celebrates in large churches or cathedrals.In ICXCJohn

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13388784325608457371 Thom, SFO

    We have large churches too, but I have NEVER seen a vessel of those proportions! Is that a common thing?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14329907942477160166 John (Ad Orientem)

    In major cathedrals it's not unusual to use oversized chalices for the consecration. Remember that we don't permit multiple chalices to be used for consecration on the altar. Also a very large chalice is sometimes used along with a very large Lamb for Sunday liturgies during Great Lent. We do not permit the celebration of the Divine Liturgy during most weekdays in Lent so a large amount of Lamb and Wine is consecrated to provide for the faithful during the Liturgy of the pre-Sanctified Gifts and also for the sick. Once the Holy Gifts have been consecrated they are very carefully transferred to smaller chalices to commune the faithful.In ICXCJohn

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13388784325608457371 Thom, SFO

    John, I should have known that! Thanks for clarifying.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13655979831127314413 The Rockin’ Traddy

    I wanna see him drink outta that chalice…


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