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#1 Peter Simko

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 07:38 PM

Hello friends!

 

I have a question; when a bishop is serving a Liturgy on a cross feast when "Before Thy Cross" replaces "Holy God", does the dialogue between the Bishop and the chanters follow this pattern in Slavic Churches, or is something else done?

 

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Hierarch: Lord, Lord, look down from heaven, and visit this vineyard which Thy right hand has planted, and establish it! Before Thy Cross.
Chanting by people: Before Thy Cross.
Hierarch: We bow down and worship, O Master.

Chanting by people: We bow down and worship, O Master.

Hierarch: And Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.

Chanting by people: And Thy holy Resurrection we glorify!

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And as a side question, why do I often hear the phrase "Through the prayers of our Holy Masters, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us [and save us]" with Masters replacing Fathers at hierarchical services?  Why would this actually change?



#2 Dcn Alexander Haig

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:37 PM

I cannot speak to what happens at the anti-trisagion, but the phrase is "Through the prayers of our holy Master ..." (singular).  This is said by the priest, either as a stand-alone blessing or immediately after the bishop has said "Through the prayers of our holy fathers ..."

 

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#3 Peter Simko

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:38 PM

Thank you, Father Deacon.







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