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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In the sarcophagus, it may simply be pointing out that the deacon is elevating the holy gifts right after the words of institution but before the invocation of the Holy Spirit (Epiclesis) when the actual transformation happens.
The post-Sanctus epiclesis is an essential element in the Eucharistic prayer that requests the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Seria idilico pensar que todos los bautizados que conforman la asamblea santa siguen--palabra tras palabra--el texto anaforico mientras lo profiere quien preside la celebracion; contemporaneamente nadie debe sentirse eximido de aclimatar su vida de oracion a este paradigma, que es la plegaria eucaristica: un texto particularmente rico en cuanto portador de la accion de gracias, la epiclesis, la anamnesis, las intercesiones, la doxologia a la santa Trinidad ...
Derived from the old Greek noun "epiclesis", this term refers to the central part of the religious ritual of "transubstantiation", in which God the Father is invoked through the Holy Spirit to transform the bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus (.) 2 In addition to this, the term "epicleti" is also connected to the words which translate as "reproach" or "imputation", since the form "epikletos" means "summoned before a court" or even "accused" (Scholes and Litz 250).
It is further surprising that, within a discussion of somatic-spiritual relations in Joyce's work, Kane docs not even mention epiclesis, a term from the ceremony of the eucharist in the Greek Orthodox church, which Joyce evokes as the descriptor for Dubliners in a famous letter to Constantine Curran in July 1904.
Such is the stuff that exhilarates liturgical historians, who for decades have been arguing that no narrowly identified part of the great prayer (e.g., 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][~.[eta]][rho][epsilon][zeta] 'saviors'.
It is an unfolding epiclesis that is woven through this paper, reminding us we meet the Spirit fully and freely in mission, in all those places where the wind blows beyond the walls of our sanctuaries.