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Offline Ansgar

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Prostrating before priests
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:05:49 PM »
I watched this series(www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IRmBjfeNCI) and noticed how the people prostrates before the clergy. I wondered if this was solely a slavic practice, or if the greeks did this too in the past.
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Re: Prostrating before priests
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 10:54:39 PM »
This happens in Coptic traditions as well.
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Re: Prostrating before priests
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 01:32:45 PM »
also the priest prostrates towards the people too.
(towards the beginning when he says 'i have sinned, forgive me')

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Re: Prostrating before priests
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 06:05:06 PM »
also the priest prostrates towards the people too.
(towards the beginning when he says 'i have sinned, forgive me')
yes! Good point
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Re: Prostrating before priests
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 10:00:45 PM »
It also happens in Roman Catholic tradition, but like many other things, this has often been forgotten since Vat II, nevertheless I see people do it from time to time. In the churches with the Latin Masses it is a normal occurrence. It is inspiring.
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Re: Prostrating before priests
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 12:06:01 AM »
All I have to say is glad someone else in the forum has also seen that! even if i do not know what anyone is saying...
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