Pastoral Precepts of Anastasius Sinaita Based on the Homily Delivered “Ad sacra Synaxis”


Abstract

The article presents the observations of Anastazy Synaicki on the presence and behavior of his contemporaries during services. Unworthy behavior in a holy place prompts the monk to deeply reflect on the state of mind and mutual relations of believers in Christ. By showing immoral attitudes, loose morals and the lack of in-depth religious knowledge, the Son, referring to the Bible and real-life examples, tries to heal the spiritual disease of his faithful. The homily has an admonishing, moral - didactic and hortative character.


Keywords

Anastasius Sinaita; homily; service; Mass; liturgical gathering; Oratio de Sacra Synaxi

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Published : 2021-09-15


Piasecki, D. (2021). Pastoral Precepts of Anastasius Sinaita Based on the Homily Delivered “Ad sacra Synaxis”. Vox Patrum, 79, 347-362. https://doi.org/10.31743/vp.12630

Dariusz Piasecki  sabulum@interia.pl
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5702-735X




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