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Monday, April 22, 2013

An explanation of Holy Qurbana- X

Holy Qurbana or the "Holy Offering" or "Holy Sacrifice", refers to the Eucharist as celebrated according to the Syriac Orthodox Church traditions.

An explanation of Holy Qurbana- X
The covering and Lifting of the Anaphora

The veil covering the paten and chalice is lifted and waved solemnly over the offering.

The priest says a prayer comparing the veil to the stone which covered the tomb of  Jesus, that was rolled away and also to the rock in the desert which gave water to the people of Isreal, as a sign or indication of the water of life which Christ gives to his people during the Holy Qurbana (2 Cor. 10:4).

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