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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@...> > wrote: > > >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 Church.