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Liturgy and Liturgical Study

This area is for conversations relating to the liturgical heritage of the Church, including such themes as the history and development of the Divine Liturgies; the shape and symbolism of the services; rubrics and the practice of the services of the Church; the place of liturgical theology in Christianity; liturgical symbolism, etc.


History of Liturgy

Historical development of the divine services and liturgical practice, changes over time, questions of origins and influences, etc.

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Florensky's Critique of... - last post by Ken McRae

General rubrics and practices

Rubrics and instructions for specific services, general approaches to rubrics, practice, and the practical form of liturgical prayer.

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Facing directions for the C... - last post by Deacon John Martin

Specific services and prayers

Specific liturgical services and their celebration and meaning, specific liturgical prayers, details of practice for specific services, etc.

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Irmoi question - last post by Brian Rowlands


Liturgical celebration of feasts, festal services more generally, address of specific feasts, and festal practices.

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Spreading straw for Nativity - last post by Kusanagi

Singing, chanting and music

The musical prayer of the Church, including musical styles, chanting practices, musicology, variations in practice, and related issues.

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Special chant for the Proph... - last post by Loucas

Liturgical languages

Languages used in liturgical services, style of liturgical language, theologies of language, and related matters.

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Κύριε, ελέησον - last post by Ben Johnson