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Offline Nazarene

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Dictionary of Liturgical Terms
« on: November 29, 2009, 02:37:36 PM »
Shalom all,

I have decided to begin a thread for students of ancient liturgy to reference, and I believe the new converts to EO, OO or the Western rites will also find this useful. I humbly ask arimethea to make this thread "sticky" and all members who are well versed in "liturgical jargon" to contribute. Explain the meaning of the word in your own words as best as you can. Eg: you can state what language the word derives from (Greek, Latin, Coptic, Armenian, Geez, Syriac, etc.), and how to pronounce it in addition to what it means, the more informative the description the better.

So who wants to go first?

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Re: Dictionary of Liturgical Terms
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 02:55:49 PM »
How about updating the existing Dictionary:
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."" Isaac Asimov