Texto de enorme trascendencia sobre el sentido del pensamiento ambiental del Patriarca Bartolomé, Patriarca Ecuménico de Constantinopla.
Reflection on the Theme for the World Council of Churches General Assembly
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is the eucharistic service that has been celebrated by Orthodox Christians throughout the world since the fifth century, when it was attributed to the remarkable preacher and renowned Archbishop of Constantinople (347-407). The central words of the liturgy are proclaimed by the celebrant praying on behalf of and with the entire community: “Send down your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts,” namely the bread and wine that symbolize the life of the world. The celebrant then continues: “Transform them into your sacred body and precious blood.” And the community responds with the unique liturgical repetition: “Amen. Amen. Amen.” This is followed by a profoundly renewing moment of sacred silence.
There are three crucial and essential dimensions in this liturgical expression of transformation:
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