A tömjén szerepe a liturgiában

Török József: A tömjén szerepe a liturgiában. In: Érzékek és vallás, (22). pp. 84-91. (2009)

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All true and "real" cultures and religions need the ancient language conveyed by symbols, a language that conveys truths that are difficult to express in words. Such is the use of incense - a whole system of symbols. The burning of the incense, the smoke, the ritualistic fumigation, the sacrificial aroma - all these symbols are also present in Buddhism, as well as in Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Jewish religion; Christianity could thus not only develop its own repertoire based on this universal symbolic language, but also demarcate it. Point 1154 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the use of incense is an integral part of the Liturgy of the Word. The use of incense was perhaps most poetically explained by medieval interpreters of the liturgy: the thurible represents the heart; the embers and fire inside represent love; and the rising smoke represents prayer that comes from the heart.

Item Type: Book Section
Other title: The role of incense in liturgy
Journal or Publication Title: Érzékek és vallás
Date: 2009
Volume: 22
ISSN: 1419-1288
ISBN: 978 963 482 973 7
Page Range: pp. 84-91
Series Name: Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár
Language: Hungarian, English
Event Title: Szegedi Vallási Néprajzi Konferencia (8.) (2006) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/70242/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Liturgia - keresztény, Hitélet - keresztény, Népi vallásosság
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 90-91. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
Date Deposited: 2020. Sep. 22. 13:28
Last Modified: 2022. Feb. 01. 13:40
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/70410

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