- Mr. Dennehy,
Much happened in the US and around the world since Sep 10th when you
first posted this message, that responding to a SOR-Forum message was
not the priority for most of us... It is perfectly fine to be
persistent, but I would request you to be more sensitive in your
messages to the list.
As far as I know, traditionally Syriac Orthodox Churches (in India)
store any host left over from the celebration of the divine mysteries
in a pyx which is also used for carrying the host for administering
last rites. Some of the more modern Syriac Orthodox Churches in India
have a tabernacle placed on the altar ledge; however, I don't believe
that it is very typical. I have seen tabernacles in Syriac Orthodox
Churches in the Middle Eastern diaspora but I am not sure whether the
tabernacle is standard.
The Syriac Orthodox make the sign of the cross as they come into the
church and in front of the altar. In addition, they may also bow
their heads in front of the altar.
As an aside, while the Syriac Orthodox prostrate during regular
prayer services, they do not prostrate on Sunday (starting Saturday
evening prayers to Sunday ninth hour prayers including the divine
liturgy) as well as between Easter and Pentecost, the days
commemorating and celebrating the ressurection of Christ.
--- In SOR-Forum@y..., Steve Dennehy <svjd@y...> wrote:
> I'll try this again.
> Where are the Tabernacles located in Syriac Orthodox
> Churches ?
> What do they look like ?
> How do you express worship of Lord Jesus in His
> Eucharistic Presence in the Tabernacle (Roman
> Catholics genuflect, Greek-Rite Orthodox bow , etc.)?
> I'm surprised not to have recieved an answer to
> questions any practising Syriac Orthodox person could
> answer, without looking anything up, with very little
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