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. Lesen Sie <a href="https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/about">hier</a> mehr.<br /><br />Einreichungen sind jederzeit möglich und werden so rasch wie möglich bearbeitet (weitere Informationen finden Sie <a href="https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/about/submissions" target="_blank" rel="noopener">hier</a>).</p> <p>Ältere Beiträge finden Sie im <a href="https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/issue/archive">Archiv</a>.</p> de-DE office@exfonte.org (Ex Fonte | Editorial Office) office@exfonte.org (Elias Haslwanter) Fri, 09 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The Holy Friday Idiomelon Σήμερον κρεμᾶται ἐπὶ ξύλου https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/8635 <p>Σήμερον κρεμᾶται ἐπὶ ξύλου (“Today, he is hung upon wood”) is among the most widely disseminated hymns for the commemoration of Christ’s passion to have emerged from the Christian East. One of twelve <em>idiomela</em> of the late antique Holy Friday liturgy of Jerusalem, it was transmitted in Greek, Georgian, and Syriac, entered the Constantinopolitan <em>Triodion</em>, and survives to this day in the Byzantine rite. Despite its enduring popularity, the hymn remains little studied. This article contextualises the hymn within the history of liturgical development, confirms the existence of a shorter original Greek text, and documents the development of a longer version.</p> Gregory Tucker Copyright (c) 2024 Gregory Tucker https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/8635 Wed, 12 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Enarxis https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/8530 <div><span lang="EN-US">This study investigates the origins of the interpretation in our contemporary times of the Greek term <em>enarxis</em> (lit. beginning) as synonymous with a celebratory macro-structure prior to the entry with the Gospel in the Byzantine Divine Liturgy. The examination of the manuscript sources of the 10<sup>th</sup>–11<sup>th</sup> centuries shows that this interpretation is arbitrary. According to the current state of research, it seems that the first author to make the semantic expansion from beginning to initial macro-structure was Frank E. Brightman.</span></div> Stefano Parenti Copyright (c) 2024 Stefano Parenti https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/8530 Tue, 04 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Occasional Prayers Concerning Sickness & Healing in Bohairic Euchologia https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/8416 <p style="font-weight: 400;">Prayer texts from late antiquity and the medieval period attest to the prevalence of practices related to healing, both those promoted as official ritual and those denounced by Church authorities as competing magical practices. These healing practices often, consisted of prayers pronounced by clerics empowered for such ministry (e. g. priests and bishops) to bless substances like oil or water or to otherwise invoke divine grace for the healing of individuals. Such practices took place either in church or in a domestic setting, though in many cases were designed for individual use on a particular sick person. The present article provides texts, translations, and commentary on a group of seven such prayers related to sickness and health found in manuscripts of the Bohairic Coptic Euchologion as part of a broader analysis of the manuscript tradition of the Bohairic Euchologion and the prayer practices of medieval Copts that it reflects.</p> Arsenius Mikhail Copyright (c) 2024 Arsenius Mikhail https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://exfonte.org/index.php/exf/article/view/8416 Fri, 09 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000