ACTS OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP IN THE TIME OF THE BIBLICAL PATRIARCHS Cover Image

ACTE DE CULT RELIGIOS ÎN VREMEA PATRIARHILOR BIBLICI
ACTS OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP IN THE TIME OF THE BIBLICAL PATRIARCHS

Author(s): Viorel-Cristian Popa
Subject(s): Biblical studies, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Mitropolia Banatului
Keywords: Patriarchs; worship; hebrews; faith; Abraham; Isaac; Jacob;

Summary/Abstract: The life of the biblical Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, remains a living example for all of humanity. Preceding to be the Old Testament Law, their faith remains exemplary to all world peoples.The worship is a tribute to divinity through religious acts, the manifestation of religious feeling through prayers and ritual acts or the total rituals of a religion. The cult is also defined as the feeling of admiration, respect, awe, adoration to someone or something. The worship expresses the homage, that is the attitude and activity designed to recognize and describe the value of the person to whom homage is given. The cult encompasses the unity of a religious life, the embrace of piety, and divine liturgical ministry.To preserve the purity of the faith about God and the world, and to restore the true purpose of divine worship - the worship of God - Yahweh chose Abram from Ur of the Chaldeans to be the representative of the true religion and of the true divine worship. This is the God that the patriarchs of the Old Testament and all the Jews of their time honored him. It was God, who called them to a monotheist faith. Therefore, for the Jews, the words „the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob“ are loaded with emotional and historical significance. Essentially, the worship of the Patriarchs consists of sacrifices, prayer and circumcision. It was a worship of the covenant between God and Abraham.

  • Issue Year: XXX/2019
  • Issue No: 1-3
  • Page Range: 58-70
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Romanian