Theotokia of Thursday

St. Mary & The Church

ST. MARY & THE CHURCH The “Theotokia of Thursday” states: “She offered God the Creator, the Word of the Father, the paste of the human race. He was incarnated of her, without alteration. She brought Him forth as a Child, and He was called Emmanuel”. At the moment of the Annunciation St. Mary used her …

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Maundy Thursday

MAUNDY THURSDAY The hymn of Judas is sung in Greek in the Matins of the Maundy Thursday; according to Baumstark, this hymn may be dated to the sixth or seventh century. A manuscript from the John Rylands Library in Manchester contains a Prayer for the Basin “without sprinkling the lentils” (the interpretation of this phrase …

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Watus

WATUS This is the tune to which hymns are sung on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The name is taken from the first Coptic word of the first verse of the Theotokia of Thursday, “The bush which Moses saw in the wilderness.” GAWDAT GABRA Tags: Culture, Liturgy