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#1 Angie

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:40 AM

Hi

 

I would like to ask a question.

 

Is it wrong to have celebrations, fetes etc outside the church on church grounds on Sundays right after the Divine Liturgy?  Or even a Sunday School or Greek School play inside the church on Sunday?

 

I personally don't agree with this, or maybe I could be wrong.  I am talking having a DJ, rides,  greek music as well as dancing. 

 

What do our Church Fathers say about this?  Is there a canon rule against this?

 

Thank you


Edited by Angie, 16 October 2017 - 03:42 AM.


#2 Olga

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:03 PM

I cannot speak for any church fathers or saints, but there would be few parishes indeed which did not hold fetes and family-oriented entertainment in their grounds. Performances within the church building would be a different story. A concert of church hymns would probably be seen as acceptable, other performances such as plays probably not. That's what church halls are for. :)



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:55 AM

Thanks Olga.   I agree. 

 

They have had greek school plays held in the church, which to me is not correct.  Then clapping, laughing  etc  are not allowed as I have been told, inside the church.  Fetes, greek dancing as well I don't think are good on church grounds after a liturgy, but I am not sure.  But to me it seems not right.


Edited by Angie, 17 October 2017 - 12:56 AM.





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