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Offline Elpidophoros

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New hierarch issues new antimins?!?!?!
« on: September 08, 2017, 11:58:49 AM »
I really do not understand this “άλλος μητροπολίτης άλλο αντιμήνσιον” phenomenon. First above all, such action seems to has no canonical basis in the church tradition.Secondly, this is not logical:since antimension is a substitute of an agia trapeza,if such action is necessary,why only atimension but not the whole agia trapeza be replaced?And this is also not practical——how these old antimensia should be treated?(In our parish a more than one hundred years old antimension still being used.)

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Re: New hierarch issues new antimins?!?!?!
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 01:26:45 PM »
What an interesting question in light of our recent discussion Mor.  I also found a photograph of HH Ignatius Aphrem II consecrating not one but three or four tablithoyeh for the new shrine that was consecrated last month, which was very interesting; did you hear about that?  If not Ill link you to it.  But it did seem to prove your point Mor; the antimension and the tablitho are cousins but do not serve precisely the same function with regards to ecclesiology.   But apparently an EO antimension can outlive a bishop, but is much less likely to than a tablitho.
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Re: New hierarch issues new antimins?!?!?!
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 02:32:12 PM »
In my jurisdiction the old antimensia are returned, the relics removed and placed into the new antimensia, and the old antimensia are then burned or buried.
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