The prayer “The God of the spirits...” (an expression that disappeared from liturgical structures: “in Abraham’s, Isaac’s and Jacob’s bosoms”) Cover Image

The prayer “The God of the spirits...” (an expression that disappeared from liturgical structures: “in Abraham’s, Isaac’s and Jacob’s bosoms”)
The prayer “The God of the spirits...” (an expression that disappeared from liturgical structures: “in Abraham’s, Isaac’s and Jacob’s bosoms”)

Author(s): Preda Nicolae
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Pastoral Theology
Published by: Ideas Forum International Academic and Scientific Association
Keywords: hymnography; liturgical structures; liturgical manuscripts; prayers for the departed; funeral practices;

Summary/Abstract: Although it seems to be a “common prayer” without any characteristic, given her repeated presence in the Funeral ordinances, the prayer “The God of the spirits...”still has a special value, being considered one of the prayers that is representative for the dead. That is why we would like to linger in this short article on some textual forms, including on the expression “in the bosom of Abraham, and of Isaac,and of Jacob”, able, in our opinion, to reveal the real difference of the various writings of the prayer “The God of the spirits...”.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 36 - 44
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English