Source: Fr Lawrence Farley's Blog, No Other Foundation
Anaphora, which in Greek means “offering” (the verb form is used in Leviticus 17:5, for example, where it describes the offering of sacrifice). Anaphora is a long prayer, punctuated by a number of “Amens”. It begins with the celebrant’s blessing - “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all” - and does not conclude until the end of the words, “and grant that with one mouth and one heart we may praise Your all-honourable and majestic name: of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages”.
Source: Father Lawrence Farley's Blog
Kissing in church during the services? You got it.
What is the Kiss of Peace, why is it part of our Liturgy?
For answers read below.
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