Friday, January 24, 2014

Typikon Days: Ask your liturgical questions here!

From the blog Typikon Days, a post entitled "Ask your liturgical questions here!" For those interested, please take a look.

I’m working on a new post about forefeasts and afterfeasts, and some interesting details about the current afterfeast of Theophany. There’s a lot of interesting information about this in general, and since we’re currently in the middle of an afterfeast, I thought it would be a good topic to write about. While I’m working on it, I’d love to hear what people want to know. Do you have something you always wondered about? Want to know how a particular service “works”? Let me know (either specifics or in general) what you’d like to read, and I’ll either answer questions now, or try to write posts about topics of interest.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for offering to answer questions ! My first question is, Why do Priests, when blessing the faithful, make the cross "backwards" (i.e. from left to right.)? I am looking specifically for the HISTORY of this practice. Are there any jurisdictions (e.g. the Old Believers, Orthdox Churches of the Levant, Ethiopa, etc) where the Priests make make the cross over the faithful in the opposite direction (viz. right to left) ? Thanks, -- Kirill