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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:
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.