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(Box of 10) - The Angels proclaim, nature rejoices, the shepherds draw near, Christ the Savior of the World, the Second Person of the Trinity has come to be with us. It is the greatest event in the History of the World that brings hope and meaning to life. Inside: The Powers of Heaven declare unto the world that the Savior, Lord, and Master has been born.
At the head of this collection stands a new translation of On Pascha by Melito of Sardis, a liturgical work deriving from Quartodeciman circles in Asia. Alongside this is an extensive introduction and annotation pointing out not only that parallels to Jewish practice, but also offering an analysis of the work in terms of classical rhetoric.
The eighth-century document Historia Ecclesiastica of Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople (715-730), was for centuries the quasi-official explanation of the Divine Liturgy for the Byzantine Christian world. Although "allegorical" in content, its interest lies in its historical value, for it appeared at a time of great flux in the life of the Byzantine Church, at the outbreak of the iconoclastic controversies, a period which marked a strong shift in theology and piety.
The theological significance of this document and its usefulness in understanding the form of the liturgy celebrated in the eighth century is discussed in an extensive introduction by the translator, Paul Meyendorff. The introduction includes an exposition on mystagogical catecheses and the development of an historicizing system of liturgical symbolism.
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Pack of 16 5" X 7" This card features an icon byYuri Sidorenko. Inside message: Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
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