epiclesis

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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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Even where women deacons are ordained by laying on hands and epiklesis [an invocation of the Holy Spirit] analogous to the ordination of men deacons as in the Apostolic Constitutions and above all in the later Byzantine rite, the historical findings do not allow one to speak of the two ordinations as the same," Menke quoted Jorissen.
70) Sebastian Brock, The Epiklesis in the Antiochene Baptismal Ordines," Orientalia Christiana Analecta, vol.
In it the Epiklesis invokes the Holy Spirit over the assembled congregation, but not on the elements.
The epiklesis, the prayer to God the Holy Spirit, in the Liturgy of St.
Moreover, the analysis of the official responses of the churches to the Lima document indicates "broad agreement or convergences on the Trinitarian structure and meaning of the eucharist, the inseparability of word and sacrament, the 'real, living and active presence' of Christ and the commemoration of his sacrifice, the mutual reference of anamnesis and epiklesis as well as the ethical, missionary and eschatological dimensions of the Lord's supper".
Apart from vindicating the orthodoxy of the compiler, noting the similarities to the Deir Balyzeh fragment which confirmed its conformity to the regional tradition, and the integrity of the Logos epiklesis, he did not deal with this particular prayer in detail.
Mazza next turns to the Logos epiklesis and intercessions.
They also find support in the studies of Sebastian Brock ("The Epiklesis in the Antiochene Baptismal Ordines," Symposium Syriacum 1972, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 197 [Rome: Pontifical Oriental Institute, 1974] 183-218; Gabriele Winkler, "Weitere Beobachtungen zur fruhen Epiklese (den Doxologien und dem Sanctus): fiber die Bedeutung der Apokryphen fur die Erforschung der Entwicklung der Riten," Oriens Christianus 80 (1996) 1-18.
Thus, for example, Fenwick demonstrates how the simple epiklesis of the Sahidic is reworked to increase the sense of awe and unworthiness of the worshippers, and to make more explicit the change in the elements wrought by the Holy Spirit.
When considering my paper of I976 on the epiklesis in James, Fenwick takes ~Antiochene' to mean West Syrian when, in fact, in that paper it refers simply to the see of Antioch, and no way rules out influence on James of other major West Syrian sees.
In Christian baptism it is the epiklesis of the Holy Spirit which consecrates the waters.
But once the epiklesis of the Holy Spirit over the water was used for Christian baptism, there was a move, in the name of parallelism, to state that it was the Holy Spirit who sanctified the waters of the Jordan.