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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:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/dict/index.php/Main_Page
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6