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Re: is this true?
« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2005, 09:56:33 PM »
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Did she really? What year and month was this? I have to reread that, I'm curious as to how Aleksandra worded that. I don't think she would have just written "Anastasia had her period." Not in the early 1900s.


Some persons always think that people was stupid back then...If you read the 1900 magazines you'll notice they were elixirs and such, recommanded for "difficult menstruation periods in women"....Yes. Written like this. I was surprised when I saw this for the first time, but after it, I found the same thing in other magazines of the period.  :o

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Re: is this true?
« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2005, 10:26:02 PM »
I always thought it was considered something nobody should talk about in those days. Guess I was wrong.

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Re: is this true?
« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2005, 11:00:15 AM »
So because of my post the topic starts again? ;)

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Re: is this true?
« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2005, 07:25:57 PM »
Perhaps we must stop it again...I can't get FA angry!  ;) ;D

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Re: is this true?
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2009, 09:03:13 AM »
Well, even these days a woman with Becker can't kiss an icon, nor have Communion - because she is bleeding - and with Communion you are taking the Body and Blood of Christ into you, and it becomes part of you, so to have that then bleed out of you is the reason why a menstrating woman can't have Communion. (There are physical reasons why a man can't have Communion or kiss icons sometimes too BTW, which are not nice to talk about on a board that could be read by youngsters). Also if after Communion I got a cut and bled, I'd have to do my best to mop up that blood, and burn it when it is dried, or perhaps bury it.


Is this in all Orthodox faiths, or just Russian? It sounds like something that all of them would have (as most of the Orthodoxies do exactly the same thing on the majority of rules and traditions). But when I converted to Greek Orthodoxy, no one told me about this! I'm therefore certain I have at some point wronged by kissing an icon or taking Communion whilst "Becker" was present. Why did no one tell me this? Not either priest of the church (though perhaps they don't discuss such things with teenage girls of their community), nor my godmother or anyone else! And certainly no one questioned my "time of the month" before I was baptised- I just got lucky on the scheduling of the event and it didn't coincide, thank God! But if this is such a harshly-followed, practiced tradition, how come no one bothered to inform me as a convert??

Also- my priest DID tell me that even sick people are allowed to take communion, because no one should be excluded from taking the sacrament. If we were to use the reasoning that you will "bleed out God" on your period (or other wound), can't you argue that sick people often vomit? Wouldn't that do the same thing? Not to be graphic, I'm just confused...

Thanks in advance for an answer, anyone! I don't mean this question in a bad way, I just feel bad now, even though unwittingly, I know I've probably gone against the rules. :(
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Re: is this true?
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2009, 03:46:52 PM »
A woman can not have communion while having her period because she is bleeding - not because she is unclean. I wouldn't be able to have communion if I was bleeding either. It is just one of those things - and it is good for teaching us humility - we can't always have what we want when we want. It is a big deal to take the Living God into one's own body, not something to be taken lightly without due preparation.

(Don't worry Bluetoria, I know you respect me, and Orthodoxy, it is just an area we'll have to agree to disagree about. If I was female, I don't know how hard or easy it would be for me to accept these rules, but there has been occasion when I have been unable to Commune, even though I'd prepared, and it made me realise that while I thought I was ready for Communion, spiritually I wasn't prepared at all, and so God saw to it that I would be unable to Commune that day.)

Your kidding?

I guess I'm going to hell. I have taking communion when I was "unclean", what bullsh*t and another man made rule! I don't like taking communion anyway  because I don't like wine and I hate it when some sick kid takes it, in my opinion its gross and I have gotting sick because of those sick kids. I think it sould be the other way around.

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Re: Anastasia didn't have her period in exile?
« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2009, 10:46:20 PM »
This is not a respectuous comment for people who, like me LIKES to have communion.

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Re: Anastasia didn't have her period in exile?
« Reply #67 on: October 17, 2009, 12:55:00 AM »
My opinion and how can it be offensive? I just don't like taking communion,  I'm a germaphobic.

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Yes, I over reacted over "shouldn't take communion when bleeding", but I toke that as sexist comment. I apologized for for my out brust.

anyway, back to topic.

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Re: Anastasia didn't have her period in exile?
« Reply #68 on: October 17, 2009, 05:40:49 AM »
I'd like to point out -just for the record- that my comment wasn't meant to be disrespectful. I'm honestly curious as to what the answers are.

As far as sick people taking Communion- my priest says that because it is the body and blood of Christ, the germs are not transmitted person to person. In other words, you can't get sick from taking Communion after a sick person. It's one of the miracle/mysteries of God. My priest said in all his time with the Church he has never seen or heard of anyone getting sick because they took Communion with a sick person.

Again, thanks in advance to anyone who answers my question! I don't mean it rudely. I'm a late convert to Orthodoxy so I need a little bit of information once in a while. :)


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Re: Anastasia didn't have her period in exile?
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2009, 03:11:30 PM »
Its not a problem, My priest said the same thing.

I'm Orthodox too, but I still can't help being  germaphobic, its just my nature. 


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Re: Anastasia didn't have her period in exile?
« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2009, 04:20:17 PM »
But there's no reason to be germaphobic, is what I'm saying. There are no germs to be exchanged, God protects you. :) Don't worry.

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Re: Anastasia didn't have her period in exile?
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2009, 04:57:10 PM »
I'll take your word for it when I got to church tomorrow. :)