heortology


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heortology

(ˌhiːɔːˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) theol the study of religious festivals

heortology

the study of the origin, growth, meaning, and history of Christian religious feasts. — heortological, adj.
See also: Calendar
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Invoking an anamnesis of the sacred event of Mary's birth does not amount to nostalgically remembering a story about Mary and her parents, Joachim and Anna, with an exhortation to imitate their moral fortitude, since heortology is not limited to moral instruction.
This model demonstrates the dialogical relationship between anamnesis and mimesis in Byzantine heortology and mitigates the fears associated with mimesis as nostalgia.
While the heortology expresses most of the Marian soteriological motifs presented in the historical review above, the core notions of encounter and identification through communion are grounded in the development of the cult of the martyrs.