The Posture of the Tselota/Shalat (7 Daily Prayers)
Shlomo w'MorYo Yeshu'a MeshiHo,
The seven prayer times are:
+Evening prayer or vespers
+Compline or prayer upon retiring (Sootoro)
+Morning prayer (Matins)
+Three O'clock prayer (9:00 am)
+Six O'clock prayer (12:00 pm, Noon)
+Nine O'clock prayer (3:00 pm)
I want to know the posture when we pray above. According to the books that I have read which is our posture is similiar like Moslems do. Here is the argument of the books:
1. The picture which is showed below that ancient Judaism pray like Moslems do.
I quote this picture from the book under title "Menuju Dialog Teologis Kristen-Islam", by Bambang Noorsena, Yayasan ANDI, Yogyakarta, 2001, page 13. And the source of this picture is from "The Unger Bible Dictionary".
2. According to footnote of the book above (page 12), from the source book (al-Kanisat as-Suryaniyat al-Anthakiyat al-Orthodoksiyat, Damascus:Alif-Ba'al-Adib lil Nasyir,1080,page 15) by Mar Ignatius Ya'qub III, I quote like this: "The Syrian Orthodox Church still continuing the rite of Judaism (on the posture such as ruku' and sujud/bow and forehead/face onto the ground) and some eastern rites, which is maintained by Moslems at present day"
One more thing I quote from Mathew 26:39 : "VA NAFAL NEL AFUVHAY VA MATSALA....so on" it means that He prayed with His face onto the ground
If the statement above is invalid would you tell me please the specific books/information that you have. If valid, how is it? is it same or has been modified at present day?
Thank you inadvance.
Rudolf A. Luhukay
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