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Ecumenism in Liturgy? Changes in Finnish Orthodox Liturgical Texts Stimulated by Co-Existence with Lutherans Damaskinos olkinuora* The Finnish Orthodox Church forms a small minority in a predominantly Lutheran country. Since the 1950s, some changes in liturgical texts have occurred because of this Lutheran presence. This paper discusses three of them: the addition “and all Christians” in the Great Entrance, the addition “through your intercessions” in the prayer formula “Most-holy Theotokos, save us”, and the commemoration of “our Bishop Irja” during the

Lex Orandi – Lex Vivendi? Reflexionen auf die Verflechtung von Geschlechter-Gerechtigkeit und Liturgie in postkonziliarer Zeit Michaela NeuliNger, aNNi FiNdl-ludescher* Lex Orandi – Lex Vivendi? Reflections on the Interaction between Gender Justice and Liturgy after Vatican II The article discusses the relation between liturgy, theology and social ethics, focusing particularly on gender justice and its representation in liturgy as the official worship of the Church. It argues that the way women are (not) represented within liturgy is an expression of

* Ciprian Ioan Streza, Professor of Liturgics, Andrei Saguna Orthodox Theological Faculty, Sibiu. Address: Str. Mitropoliei 31, 550179 Sibiu, Romania; e-mail: Das Wiederentdecken der Liturgie – eine Lösung für die spirituellen Krisen der heutigen sekulären Konsumgesellschaft? Ciprian Streza* Rediscovering the Liturgy - a Solution to the Spiritual Crises of Today’s Consumerism? The post-modern secular society is questioning all traditional Christian values in an attempt to create a new kind of religious life and through the

* Dr. Petros Vassiliadis is Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Missiology and Inter- faith dialogue at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is currently the President of WOCATI (World Conference of Associations of/and Theological Institu- tions) and of CEMES (Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Stud- ies). Address: 14 Dardanellion Str. GR-567 27 Thessaloniki, Greece. E-mail: pv@theo. The Social Dimension of the Orthodox Liturgy: From Biblical Dynamism to a Doxological Liturgism Petros Vassiliadis* A historical and

The Perception of Sound in the Liturgy: Changes in Times of Change Jordi-A. Piqué i CollAdo* If anything has changed during the twentieth century, it is the perception of the phenomenon of music. The irruption of sound into our lives is accompanied by changes in the use, understanding and enjoyment of music. The liturgy employs music as a sensible element for celebrating the Word and singing the same Word in the sacraments, in the liturgy of the hours and in prayer. For centuries the music was a bridge for the transcendent, today this element is thoroughly

RES 11 (2/2019), p. 253-267 DOI: 10.2478/ress-2019-0018 Byzantine Liturgical Hymnography: a Stumbling Stone for the Jewish-Orthodox Christian Dialogue? Alexandru Ioniță* This article discusses the role of Byzantine liturgical hymnography within the Jewish- Orthodox Christian dialogue. It seems that problematic anti-Jewish hymns of the Orthodox liturgy were often put forward by the Jewish side, but Orthodox theologians couldn’t offer a satisfactory answer, so that the dialogue itself profoundly suffered. The author of this study argues that liturgical


liturgy to conditions of a certain community or society is not only a possibility. Following the Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican Council II, it is the very nature and character of the liturgy, which require adaptation to cultural patterns. It is necessary to keep the balance between tradition and present situations, between unity and diversity, between people in their specific circumstances and the heritage of faith of the church. Keywords: nature of liturgy, inculturation, adaptation, cultural pattern, celebration, diversity, tradition and

“Ὁ Χριστὸς, μυστικῶς ἱερουργούμενος ἐν ταῖς ἁγίαις σκηναῖς”1 – Fr. Dumitru Staniloae and the Rediscovering and Reinterpreting St. Cyril of Alexandria’s Teaching About the State of Perpetual Sacrifice of Jesus Christ Ciprian ioan Streza* Father Dumitru Staniloae’s complex and integral vision on the Holy Liturgy comprises all the dimensions of life in the church; it constitutes the object of this study, which intends to re-interpret, systematize, and evaluate the teaching of St. Cyril of Alexandria concerning the importance of the Eucharistic Synaxis in the

Liturgische Entwicklung zwischen kirchlicher Normativität und gesellschaftlicher Erfahrung Florian Wegscheider* Liturgical Development between Ecclesiastical Normativity and Societal Perception The historical kiss of peace between Polish Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in Krzyżowa/Kreisau in 1989 serves as an example for how existential experiences can profoundly impact and even alter liturgy. However, liturgy can also be an obstacle for the further reflection and processing of such experiences, if they are not taken up

the translation commission which was convened by the Orthodox Bishops’ Conference in Germany. The essay first introduces the current situation of Orthodoxy in Germany under the conditions of the diaspora situation. Then the development of the unified text of the Divine Liturgy is presented. Subsequently, challenges and perspectives of the translation work are discussed. Keywords: uniform translation, translation of orthodox liturgical texts, orthodox liturgical texts in German, diaspora situation, Divine Liturgy in German language, liturgical language