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#1 Algernon

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 02:33 PM

I have heard this expression used recently in reference to the late Metropolitan Philip.

Just curious what it means. Why "thrice"?

 

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#2 Olga

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 10:29 PM

It's a rhetorical flourish.



#3 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:22 PM

Blessed in the Names of the Trinity, perhaps?



#4 Deacon John Martin

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 11:57 AM

I’ve heard it used in reference to reposed hierarchs.






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