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22804Re: [liturgy-l] "blessed memory"

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  • john19@unidial.com
    Oct 3, 2005
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      Thanks for your response. I have seen the term used by non-Orthodox
      when referring to other non-Orthodox. I am unsure as to the need to
      distinguish in this forum.
      John Dornheim
      >Hello John,
      >I suspect the reason is that we Orthodox Christians would not use
      >this phrase for _any_ departed non-Orthodox Christians. I don't
      >think that this is anything intended directly at Dix or Underhill.
      >We pray publically "memory eternal" for our departed brothers and
      >sisters, but only privately for those outside.
      >This does not answer the question "why", but that might take us
      >outside the purpose of the list.
      >Best regards,
      >Kenneth Doll
      >--- In liturgy-l@yahoogroups.com, John Dornheim <john19@u...>
      >> I wonder why Schmemann is of "blessed memory" and Underhill
      and Dix
      >> are not.
      >> John Dornheim
      >> On Oct 1, 2005, at 5:29 PM, James Morgan wrote:
      >> > One of the classics, a bit dated perhaps, is 'Worship' by
      >> > Evelyn Underhill.
      >> > Then there is 'The Shape of the Liturgy' by Gregory Dix.
      >> > Fr. Alexander Schmemann of blessed memory wrote a book
      >> > 'An Introduction to Liturgical Theology', and several
      >> > other books of that ilk.
      >> >
      >> > Rdr. James Morgan
      >> > Olympia, WA
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