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epiclesis

(ˌɛpɪˈkliːsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the invocation of the Holy Spirit to consecrate the bread and wine of the Eucharist
[C19: from Greek, from epi- + klēsis a prayer, from kalein to call]
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Institution Narrative for Roman Catholics, epiclesis for many Orthodox) "consecrates" the Eucharist; rather, the Eucharist comes about through the entire action.
38) The Dioscuri often act as rescuers from danger, hence their most frequent epiclesis [sigma][omega][tau][~.
The restoration of the epiclesis to the liturgy that invokes the Holy Spirit, identifies the Spirit as the sacramental agent.
Epiclesis is not even in my 45-year-old dictionary, and it sounds like some eye disease.
Indeed, the orchestra for James MacMillan's plainchant-inspired 25-minute trumpet concerto Epiclesis was swelled to extravagant proportions by a mighty phalanx of percussion, impressive visually but not always discernible aurally.
CBSO'S LONG MARCH TO BEGIN its series counting up to the centenary of the CBSO's birth in 1920, you can hear Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (first premiered in 1910), Macmillan's Epiclesis, Britten's Lachrymae and Elgar's Enigma Variations from 7pm at Symphony Hall tomorrow.
This applies to the Liturgy of the Mass and the restoration of the key role of the Epiclesis.
This is why, in the Byzantine liturgy, we commemorate her in first place after the epiclesis.
Flesh and spirit, the particular and the universal, the ordinary and the extraordinary are all harmonized in Christ, the incarnation of God's redemptive love, whose reality is forever known anew in the epiclesis or making present of the Holy Spirit.
The main theme was spoken and sung on numerous occasions before and during the conference, and I believe that this appeal to the Holy Spirit, this epiclesis, was answered by God.
53); the texts of the thanksgiving prayer over the water; controversies over the epiclesis in that thanksgiving; the ancillary actions of anointing, handlaying, garment, and candle; and many problems related to "confirmation.