Daily Archives: 1 December 2006

“Istanbul’s Dazzling Jewel”

Elizabeth Lev’s thoughtful commentary on art and architecture is well worth a weekly visit to Zenit. This week, amongst commentary on a few other items, she writes a brief history of the Hagia Sophia, once the mother church of Christian … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 79

Leaving behind the sacraments, we turn to a brief entry on sacramentals, which begins by enlisting the same principle which is to guide the general scope of liturgical reform: The sacramentals are to undergo a revision which takes into account … Continue reading

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Liturgy and the “Green” Patriarch

Thus our worship coincides with the same joyous worship in heaven and throughout history. Indeed, as St. John Chrysostom himself affirms: “Those in heaven and those on earth form a single festival, a shared thanksgiving, one choir” (PG 56.97). Heaven … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 78

We continue in a matrimonial mood, first hearing that like Confirmation, the Rite of Marriage is ideally celebrated with the Eucharist. Matrimony is normally to be celebrated within the Mass, after the reading of the gospel and the homily, and … Continue reading

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