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181. Hegumenos (Protopriest) A Greek word meaning Leader. A title used by the Byzantine Orthodox church for the ruler of a monastery. He is usually elected by the monks of the monastery, though confirma… 0.4 KB
182. Heresy A belief contrary to the faith or dogma of the church; denial or perversion of the faith.
183. Hermit It is derived from the Greek word eremia, which means desert. A monk who had loved to live in solitude with God. Christian hermits first began to abide in Egypt and surrounding regions … 0.8 KB
184. Hersychia A Greek word meaning stillness, quiet, tranquillity. This is the central consideration in the prayer of the Desert Fathers. On the external level, it signifies an individual living as a solitary;… 0.4 KB
185. Hessian A strong, coarse fabric woven from plant fibres. It is commonly used for sacks and carpet backing.
186. Hesychia Stillness, quiet, tranquillity. This is the central consideration in the prayer of the desert Fathers. On the external level is signifies an individual living as a solitary; on a deeper level i… 1.0 KB
187. "hoos" Means praise. In praising there is four Hooses. 1- First Hoos, has a Lopsh i.e. interpretation.2- Second Hoos, has its Lapsh. 3- Third Hoos. 4- Fourth Hoos.
188. Holy Cross Day The Coptic Church annually commemorates two events related to the Holy Cross on which our Lord was crucified: the discovery of the Cross at Jerusalem by the empress Helene, mother of Constantine,… 0.5 KB
189. Holy Thursday The Thursday before Good Friday, commemorating the Lord's Last Supper. It is better known as Maundy Thursday.
190. Hymn (tasbeha) Some hymns that believers recite as a preparation to the Eucha ristic liturgy.
191. Hyten Hyten means supplication. Through Hyten we ask angels, martyrs, saints, and bishops to pray for us.
192. I.r.i. The initials of the Latin version of the inscription written by Pilate and placed on the Cross, Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
193. Icon Icons are flat pictures, usually painted in egg tempera on wood, but also wrought in mosaic, ivory, and other materials, to represent the Lord, the heavenly creatures and saints. We honor the … 0.5 KB
194. Iconostasis (iconstand) It's called Iconostasis, simply a wooden or a marble stand that holds the sanctified icons. It comprises three doors, the central or Royal Door admitting to the main altar. On the right si… 0.5 KB
195. Icons, Consecration Of Icons are anointed with holy Chrism. We consider that kissing icons is a means of blessing, for they are consecrated to God.
196. Imposition Of Hands A manner of blessing used in the Old Testament (Gen. 48) and followed by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, who used it in working miracles, and by the Church. The Apostles and the primitive Church e… 0.7 KB
197. Incense A fragrant mixture of gums, resin, and spices, burned ceremonially in services of worship. Incense refers to prayer (Ps. 141:2). It was used in the worship of the Jewish Temple. The twent… 0.3 KB
198. Incense Box A box for incense which is usually of silver or carved wood. It is placed at the right hand of the celebrant. A small spoon is usually placed in the incense box and used for putting the incense i… 0.2 KB
199. Inspiration The divine influence or revelation received by writers of the Scripture, which qualified them to receive and to communicate spiritual truth.
200. Institution The establishment of a sacrament by Christ, as the Eucharist; the words of Christ used in institution as in the consecration.
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