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My Ukrainian Catholic priest mentioned St Gregory Palamas in the sermon and commemorated him during the Divine Liturgy. I never heard anything about St Gregory on his feast day while I was going the local Ruthenian Catholic parish.
From my understanding, Palamas Sunday was only restored to the liturgical calendar of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the 1970s under Patriarch Slipyj. I know the Melkites restored him as well, though I am not sure when the Ruthenian Church restored him.
Ah, my patron.
There was a long time when Palamism was implicitly rejected or at least ignored in the Russian church so I wouldn’t be surprised if a similar situation occurred among the Ruthenians, since both were in the same Kievan orbit theologically.
I believe Palamas was not inserted into the Russian Triodion until after the Nikonian reforms. My Old Rite Chasoslov does not list him on the second Sunday of Lent at all.
That’s true, but I was thinking more of the period of the Kiev Theological Academy and afterwards when scholasticism was the order of the day. Met. Hilarion even went so far as to say that Palamism was considered heresy in the Russian church in the 19th century.
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