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Features of liturgical language

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Author(s): Adina Elena Telescu Coclici

Journal: Doct-Us
ISSN 2065-3247

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: the liturgical language | the liturgy | the liturgical prayer | the Orthodox ministry | the church's terminology.

ABSTRACT
The article proposes a description of liturgical or religious language, a specific type of religious language style. Given its intractability innovation character, the liturgical language is characterized by a preserved archaic vocabulary in the worship books, with a special charm and a unique depth. The vocabulary of these books, is the keeper of the salvation message, it contains words with great power that will not stop changing lives until the end of the time. The liturgical word is a man's word to God, and most often embodies a prayer. It is a way of communication between the heaven and the Earth. Because the words come from the man, an imperfect creation, the main characteristic of these words is the imperfection. Full of symbolic connotation, the words are different from the secular and profane everyday language, in which it can be felt its influence. The religious language can be found in prayers and religious books. The prayer is the most expressive instrument of Christianity.
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