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Theology And Liturgy Bibliography

THEOLOGY AND LITURGY BIBLIOGRAPHY Abdallah, Alfonso. L’ordinamento Liturgico di Gabriele V-88 Patriarca Copto. Cairo: Ain Shams Press, 1962. ‘Abd al-Masih Salib al-Mas‘udi. Al-Khuulaji al-Muqaddas. Cairo: n.p., 1902. Alcock, Antony. The Life of Saint Samuel of Kalamun by Isaac the Presbyter. London: Aris & Philips, 1983. Allen, Pauline, and C. Datema. “Leontius presbyter of Constantinople.” Byzantina …

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Candles

CANDLES Candles have been used in churches since the early days of Christianity on many occasions. According to Ibn al-‘Assal’s Kitab al-Qawanin (Book of Canon Law) and the DIDASCALIA, candles must be lighted during all services, a reference to the words of Jesus Christ, “I have come as a light into the world” (Jn. 12:46). …

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Butrus Ibn Al-Khabbaz

BUTRUS IBN AL-KHABBAZ A thirteenth-century metropolitan of Ethiopia and copyist of biblical texts. This priest is known from notes found in four Arabic manuscripts of Coptic origin. A fourteenth-century manuscript in the Coptic Patriarchate in Cairo (Theology 220) contains ten monastic texts (Graf, 1934), or seventeen according to Simaykah and Yassa ‘Abd al-Masih (1942), which …

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Rufa’il Al-Tukhi (1701-1787)

RUFA’IL AL-TUKHI (1701-1787) An Egyptian Coptic Catholic bishop; author, editor, lexicographer, and translator of various liturgical works. He was born at Jirja, Upper Egypt, into an Orthodox family from Tukh al-Nasara in the Delta province of Minufiyyah. When he was in his early twenties and had been converted to Roman Catholicism by Franciscan missionaries, he …

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Hugo Ibscher (1874-1943)

HUGO IBSCHER (1874-1943) A German technician and restorer of manuscripts and papyri. He was trained as a bookbinder, but entered the service of the State Museum of Berlin in 1891, where he was entrusted with the mounting and restoring of papyri. While on the staff of the museum, he was permitted to undertake work elsewhere, …

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Kyrie Eleison

KYRIE ELEISON Greek for “Lord, have mercy.” According to Saint JEROME (c. 342-420) and Saint GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS (329-389), it is one of the traditions entrusted by the apostles to the church. The petition is used extensively throughout the Psalms. It is also mentioned by Jesus Christ in the parable of the Pharisee and the …

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Liturgical Insignia

LITURGICAL INSIGNIA Just as the crown and scepter are part of the regalia reflecting the majesty of a monarch, the liturgical insignia serve as emblems of the authority and dignity of the clergy during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, reflecting the majesty of God. Pastoral Staff A pastoral staff is a long ornamental stick …

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Lord’s Prayer

LORD’S PRAYER The model prayer taught by Jesus Christ to His disciples in Matthew 6:9-13 and in Luke 11:2-4, but in different contexts and in slightly differing words. In Matthew it follows an instruction on prayer in the Sermon on the Mount, and in Luke it is given by Christ to His disciples in answer …

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