Asterisk

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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]].
 
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 12:07, March 14, 2007

Asterisk on paten

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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