Wednesday, November 5, 2008 3:15-4:15

Ta Hagia Tois Hagiois
("The Holy Things for the Holy People")
Eucharistic Rites in Late Fourth Century Jerusalem

by Prof. Pablo Argárate, Dr. phil., Dr. theol. (Tübingen) (St. Michael’s College)

With Helena's discoveries, the "Holy Places" emerge in the fourth century, and a broad culture of pilgrimage develops. In the meantime, through stations and processions the liturgy begins appropriating these places, and by doing this, transforming them into "sacred space." The pilgrims, returning to their lands, brought back alongside with their intense spiritual experience the liturgical practices of the Holy City as well.
The lecture discusses the Eucharistic rites in Jerusalem in the witness of the bishop Cyril.