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The Symbolic Structure of the Trisagion Prayers

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Absolutely phenomenal article posted to the Symbolic World yesterday.
Anybody with even a slight interest in liturgics, symbolism, st. Maximus or the confession of the church should take a peek.
 

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That is one interesting site. I will have to spend some time there.
I found this article: https://thesymbolicworld.com/videos/a-call-to-christian-artists-2/ especially relevant.
One of the hats I wear is that of an "artist"... and this article was sort of a challenge... a call to arms... I am inspired by it.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Having worked with chiasm before—and even used it in numerous compositions of my own—this one is a tough sell. I believe that kind of reading works well enough with individual compositions (eg, the Our Father, Beatitudes, and Creed) but usually breaks down once we start talking about more complex rubrics. Those "beginning prayers" are far from universal (and, when used, are not always used in that particular form), their chiasm gets really confusing when applied to the more common forms of Divine Liturgy, etc; even Pr John Breck took it far past where I'd be comfortable (and structured some chiasms in ways I would not have), from what I've read.
 

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He has a store with interesting items too!Screenshot_20211116-140718.png
 

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Having worked with chiasm before—and even used it in numerous compositions of my own—this one is a tough sell. I believe that kind of reading works well enough with individual compositions (eg, the Our Father, Beatitudes, and Creed) but usually breaks down once we start talking about more complex rubrics. Those "beginning prayers" are far from universal (and, when used, are not always used in that particular form), their chiasm gets really confusing when applied to the more common forms of Divine Liturgy, etc; even Pr John Breck took it far past where I'd be comfortable (and structured some chiasms in ways I would not have), from what I've read.
Maybe leave him a comment - seems like he’d love to engage with you
 
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