32723Re: back to the assembly
- Aug 1, 2008I am not sure that I can really say much more than vespers, matins,
and liturgy are services and when they occur, they are served by
I don't actually recall the term that may or may not have been used
for when I was a "reader" (I don't remember the techical term) in TEC
and led MP or EP. Any thoughts?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, cantor03@... wrote:
> In a message dated 7/31/2008 11:46:11 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> dollpka@... writes:
> This is usually served during Vespers
> when served as part of a vigil. >>>>
> I have been interested in the use of the verb, serve,
> employed liturgically by the Eastern Rites.
> I am familiar with the term as used in the West,
> i.e., acolytes/servers/liturgical assistants at the
> Liturgy, but only recently have been aware that
> the term is employed differently in the East.
> I find that my dictionary makes reference to the Western
> liturgical usage but not to the Eastern usage. According to
> my dictionary, the verb came into the English language in
> the 13th Century via French.
> I have no problem with the adaptation and definition
> of serve as it appears to be used in the East, but I
> am curious when the East started using this English
> verb in their characteristic way. How did this come
> Even if we have already had an explanation of this
> subject on list, I'd still appreciate some information.
> David Strang.
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