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aer

aer  

(Gk. ἀήρ).A large veil, used in the E. Church to cover the chalice and paten during the Liturgy.
Cheroubikon

Cheroubikon  

(χερουβικόν), the Cherubic Hymn, important troparion that accompanies the transfer of gifts in the Great Entrance and introduces the eucharistic half of the liturgy with its references to the ...
Cherubicon

Cherubicon  

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In the E. Church a hymn usually sung during the Great Entrance.
commentary

commentary  

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The tradition of adding a commentary to a text is an ancient one. The commentaries of classical antiquity, and the long line of scriptural commentaries, share a number of features ...
Gabriel Severus

Gabriel Severus  

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(c.1540–1616), Orthodox Church theologian. He was consecrated Metropolitan of Philadelphia, now Ala-Shehr, in Asia Minor, in 1577. As the see was in Turkish hands he acted as bishop to the Greek ...
Great Entrance

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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(ἡ μεγάλη εἴσοδος), ritual procession that opens the second half of the liturgy, the Eucharist, just as the

Great Entrance

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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In the Orthodox liturgy of the eucharist, the procession at which the bread and wine to be consecrated are

Little Entrance

Little Entrance  

In the Orthodox liturgy of the eucharist, the procession with the book of the gospels at the beginning of the liturgy of the catechumens.See also GREAT ENTRANCE.
Mass of the Presanctified

Mass of the Presanctified  

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On Good Friday alone, when no Eucharist was celebrated in the western liturgical tradition, a consecrated host from the Maundy Thursday Eucharist was brought in procession and consumed by the priest ...
offertory

offertory  

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(Fr. offertoire; Lat. offertorium).The Offertory of the Mass consists of an Antiphon, a part of the Proper of the Mass, sung just after the Credo, while the priest is preparing the bread and wine and ...
prosphora

prosphora  

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In the E. Church, the altar bread. Traditionally five loaves are required; they are solemnly cut up at the Proskomide. One portion (known as the ‘lamb’) is used for the liturgy; the rest is not ...

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