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Kapnistiri & mereha used liturgically?

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#1 Sbdn. Peter Simko

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:34 PM

Hello all!


I was wondering if the kapnistiri and the mereha, as shown here, are used in any actual liturgical ways among the local traditions or customs of the Orthodox Church in Cyprus.  It seems that they are at least used para-liturgically to bless the bridal pair with the smoke of olive leaves and with rosewater or some other perfume.  It was interesting to discover that these item existed.  Thank you and blessed Advent!

#2 Ilya Zhitomirskiy

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:56 PM

What are they? I don't think I've seen them used liturgically, either live or in photos, but it's just my opinion.

#3 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

I recall these at the marriage of my late first wife and myself in Cyprus.

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