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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]].  
 
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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[[Image:Aer on a Chalice and Discos.jpg|thumb|right|200pxl|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]].
 
In the [[Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts]], the aer covers the head of the priest during the [[Great Entrance]].

Revision as of 17:24, May 21, 2006

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 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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