Abstract: Studiul de față expune unele elemente de ordin istoric legate de „Trisaghionul pentru cei morţi”, desprinse din manuscrisele liturgice. Acestea sunt binevenite astăzi mai mult ca oricând, lămurind, pe de o parte, practica veche a Bisericii, iar, pe de alta, întărind elementele și actele din practica liturgică actuală. În altă ordine de idei, abordarea acestor aspecte este mai mult decât oportună, dat fiind faptul că „Trisaghionul” este, fără doar şi poate, parte constitutivă a Rânduielilor de la înmormântare.
Keywords: Trisagion, burial service, troparia, verses, structure ceremony, tradition, manuscripts
Summary: The structure of the “Trisagion for the Dead” recorded in the “Ceremonial of Burials”, is the only one that the tradition of our Church handed down in an intact manner, and that is the reason why preservation is must be compulsory. Hence it is that the explanation of some historical elements related to the “Trisagion for the Dead”, taken out from the liturgical manuscripts, but bot only, is more welcome today as ever, making clear, on the one hand, the ancient practice of the Church, and on the other hand consolidating elements and acts in the present-day liturgical practice. According to the indications in the manuscripts as well as in other sources, the “Trisagion for the Dead” would be celebrated in more than one moment from the “Ceremonial of Burials”, but determining exactly some aspects concerning both the ceremonial and some characteristic features of its structure are rather difficult. The education of some characteristic features of the “Trisagion for the Dead” is, in my opinion essential, since it singes out, on the one hand the abundance of our liturgical cult, and on the other hand the scarcity (quietness) of the present-day liturgical practice, which seems to much surprise even some of the liturgiologists. Therewith, the presence of biblical periscopes in the ceremony of the “Trisagion for the Dead”, which is celebrated within the burial service, does establish, once more, that the name of “holy service” (Ακολουθτια) that some manuscripts attribute to this ceremony is as true as it can be.
Nicolae PREDA – este lector universitar doctor la Catedra Teologie Liturgică, Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă „Justinian Patriarhul”, București
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