Asterisk

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The asterisk is a [[Cross]] shaped object which is placed on the [[Paten]] during the Proskomide and supports the covering.  Historically the asterisk represented the heavens while the [[Paten]] represented the earth.  More recently the asterisk has also come to symbolise the star of the [[Magi]].
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The '''asterisk''' is a [[cross]]-shaped object which is placed on the [[paten]] during the [[Proskomedia]] and supports the covering.  Historically, the asterisk represented the heavens, while the [[paten]] represented the earth.  More recently the asterisk has also come to symbolize the star of the [[Magi]].
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Revision as of 21:01, January 10, 2007

The asterisk is a cross-shaped object which is placed on the paten during the Proskomedia and supports the covering. Historically, the asterisk represented the heavens, while the paten represented the earth. More recently the asterisk has also come to symbolize the star of the Magi.


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