Re: Slava (was: Re: .com/religion)
|From:||Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 21, 2001, 22:46|
On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, Vasiliy Chernov wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Sep 2001 00:04:36 -0700, Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
> >Every family has a patron saint, and this saint's feast day is the
> >family's Slava. AFAIK the Slava only exists in the Serbian Orthodox Church
> >(ie. I don't think it exists in the Russian or Greek Orthodox church).
> It seems that it doesn't, in Russia. As a common custom, at any rate.
> The concept of a patron Saint of a *family* seems unique. I must
> consult my personal expert on Bulgarian matters, though; I've heard
> there are some practices common to Bulgarian and Serbian Orthodoxes.
It's possible, but I must admit I know next to nothing about the Bulgarian