The Sanctus In The Eucharistic Prayer by Bryan D. SpinksThe Sanctus In The Eucharistic Prayer by Bryan D. Spinks

The Sanctus In The Eucharistic Prayer

byBryan D. Spinks

Paperback | July 18, 2002

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The sanctus (the "thrice holy" of Isaiah 6.3) is found in almost all eucharistic prayer, ancient and modern, and comprises the prayer recited over the bread and wine at the communion service. The origin of the sanctus as a constituent element in the eucharistic prayer is one of the unsolved mysteries of Christian liturgy, and the author of this study makes a careful investigation into its background and the instances of its occurrence in early Christian literature.
Title:The Sanctus In The Eucharistic PrayerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:July 18, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521526620

ISBN - 13:9780521526623


Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: the enigma of the sanctus; Part I: 1. The Old Testament background and setting; 2. The worship of heaven and the qedussah in Judaism; 3. Continuity and influence in early Christian documents; Part II: 4. The sanctus in the East Syrian and Syro-Byzantine eucharistic prayers; 5. The sanctus in the Egyptian and western eucharistic prayers; 6. The possible origins of the sanctus in the eucharistic prayer; Appendix: the literary forms of the sanctus; Part III: 7. Developments in east and west to the reformation; 8. The reformation rites; 9. Protestant and Anglican liturgies 1662-1960; 10. The sanctus in some contemporary eucharistic prayers; 11. The sanctus in perspective; Bibliography; Index.

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