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The '''aer''' (Sl. ''vozdukh'') is a veil used for covering the [[paten]] and [[chalice]] during and after the [[Eucharist]]. The [[priest]] shakes the aer over the chalice when the [[Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed|creed]] is read; this symbolizes the descent of the [[Holy Spirit]]. The aer also represents the shroud of [[Christ]].  
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The '''aer''' (literally the "air"; modern Greek: Αέρας; Slavonic: ''Воздухъ'', ''Vózdukh'') is a veil used for covering the [[paten]] and [[chalice]] during and after the [[Eucharist]]. The [[priest]] shakes the aer over the chalice when the [[Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed|creed]] is read; this symbolizes the descent of the [[Holy Spirit]]. The aer also represents the shroud of [[Christ]].  
 
[[Image:Aer on a Chalice and Discos.jpg|thumb|right|200pxl|Aer on a Chalice and Discos]]
 
[[Image:Aer on a Chalice and Discos.jpg|thumb|right|200pxl|Aer on a Chalice and Discos]]
  
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==External links==
 
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*[[Wikipedia:Aër]]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/misc/litsas_dictionary_orthodox_terminology.htm#aer Aer] from ''A Dictionary of Orthodox Terminology'' by Fotios K. Litsas, Ph.D. (Orthodox Research Institute)
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/misc/litsas_dictionary_orthodox_terminology.htm#aer Aer] from ''A Dictionary of Orthodox Terminology'' by Fotios K. Litsas, Ph.D. (Orthodox Research Institute)
 
*[http://www.theologic.com/oflweb/forkids/askfather1.htm Why does the priest wave the aer over the Sacred Gifts during the Liturgy?] by Fr. Michael Monos, ''voithou'' of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Akron, OH
 
*[http://www.theologic.com/oflweb/forkids/askfather1.htm Why does the priest wave the aer over the Sacred Gifts during the Liturgy?] by Fr. Michael Monos, ''voithou'' of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Akron, OH
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Latest revision as of 12:26, December 6, 2011

The aer (literally the "air"; modern Greek: Αέρας; Slavonic: Воздухъ, Vózdukh) is a veil used for covering the paten and chalice during and after the Eucharist. The priest shakes the aer over the chalice when the creed is read; this symbolizes the descent of the Holy Spirit. The aer also represents the shroud of Christ.

Aer on a Chalice and Discos

In the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, the aer covers the head of the priest during the Great Entrance.


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