Author Topic: Entrance during the Phos Hilaron  (Read 6558 times)

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Re: Entrance during the Phos Hilaron
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2009, 03:31:01 PM »
And, if he's already at the throne, then he would have entered with his mandia before the reading of the psalm right? 

Just trying to make many details as you can remember (or find) would be most helpful. 

If it is the Vesperal Liturgy the Bishop is fully vested before the start of Vespers and is outside (in the Greek practice, always at his chair). During the entrance and at "now that we have come" he descends his chair and goes to the middle of the Solea and begins to bless the four corners. At "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" the Bishop enters the sanctuary. 

This is what I remember also.
"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.