Ex Fonte – Journal of Ecumenical Studies in Liturgy https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf <p><em>Ex Fonte</em> ist ein neues liturgiewissenschaftliches double-blind peer-reviewed Journal, das liturgiehistorische Fragen mit aktuellen liturgietheologischen Diskursen verbindet.</p> <p>Hier finden Sie unser <a href="https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/about">Mission Statement</a>.</p> <p>Einreichungen sind jederzeit möglich (weitere Informationen finden Sie <a href="https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/about/submissions" target="_blank" rel="noopener">hier</a>).</p> <p> </p> de-DE Ex Fonte – Journal of Ecumenical Studies in Liturgy 2791-4658 Editorial https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/7391 Florian Wegscheider Elias Haslwanter Copyright (c) 2022 Florian Wegscheider, Elias Haslwanter https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-12 2022-06-12 1 1 4 10.25365/exf-2022-1-0 Theology and Liturgy as Life in Community and Shared Spirituality https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/7389 <p>Theology and Liturgy are two important dimensions of the Christian faith. Since faith can only be thought of in a holistic way, both Theology and Liturgy must have a place in the lives of the faithful. Theology as a reflection on faith is not a science that uses only methods of empirical sciences, but is first and foremost the experience of communication with God. The fundamental form of communication with God, however, is Liturgy. Therefore, theology as well as Liturgy must always be practised in community as “church”. The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey aims at such a holistic approach of Theology, Liturgy and life in communion. This perspective has implications for the upcoming 11<sup>th</sup> Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe, Germany.</p> Ioan Sauca Copyright (c) 2022 Ioan Sauca https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-15 2022-07-15 1 109–127 109–127 10.25365/exf-2022-1-4 Der liturgische Vorsteherdienst im monastischen Kontext https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/7284 <p>The monastic liturgy of the Regula Benedicti was realized within two poles: the <em>Divine Office</em> and the <em>Eucharist</em>. The former grows out of the community itself and is constitutive of it, while the Eucharist is externally related to it. The understanding of the role of the abbot is not sacramental, but charismatic. The role of the abbot finds its value in a horizontal hierarchy, as first among equals. The liturgical-sacramental substratum realised in the <em>Divine Office</em> is that of baptism, which aims at the unity of liturgy and life in the sense of a “liturgical” <em>lex vivendi</em> or <em>form of life</em> in and from the liturgy.</p> Stefan Geiger Copyright (c) 2022 Stefan Geiger https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-12 2022-06-12 1 59–108 59–108 10.25365/exf-2022-1-3 From Mosul to Turfan: The ḥūḏrā in the Liturgy of the Assyrian Church of the East https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/7273 <p>The “Upper Monastery” at Mosul was an important centre of liturgical development and reform of the Assyrian Church of the East. There, the liturgical book called <em>ḥūḏrā</em> received its form as it is presently known. After a discussion of the genesis of the <em>ḥūḏrā</em> in general, this paper examines fragments found in Turfan, China, which provide valuable insights into the spiritual and liturgical richness that shaped the Rite of the Assyrian Church of East. These fragments are particularly noteworthy in light of Anton Baumstark’s assumption that mission stations far from the place of origin (such as Turfan) tend to preserve older customs. Therefore, an exploration of these fragments will allow for a fuller understanding and appreciation of this rite and its development.</p> Mar Awa III (Royel) Copyright (c) 2022 Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Awa III Royel https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-12 2022-06-12 1 31–57 31–57 10.25365/exf-2022-1-2 “All you have created rightly gives you praise” https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/7270 <p>This essay challenges interpretations of Christian worship that have constricted the understanding of who worships in starkly anthropocentric ways. In conversation with some hitherto largely ignored early Christian ritual texts, the essay seeks to return liturgical studies to an earlier, arguably more foundational and primordial interpretation of worship, one that re-roots worship <em>in principio</em>, i.e., in God’s primordial activity in creation. Recovering this understanding of worship is driven by contemporary realities, namely life (and worship) on a planet now clearly in peril, a peril that is anthropogenic no less. </p> Teresa Berger Copyright (c) 2022 Teresa Berger https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-12 2022-06-12 1 5–29 5–29 10.25365/exf-2022-1-1