Liturgical fans

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(see also)
m (image sizing)
(5 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
The '''Exapteriga''' (Slavonic: rapidia) is circular fan with a representation of a six-winged [[Angels|angel]], that according to Isaiah's vision of God surround the throne of God in Heaven, engraved on it. Two fans are found in most Orthodox churches placed on either side of the [[Tabernacle (liturgical)|tabernacle]]. The fans are reminders that these same angels surround the throne of God on earth — the Holy [[Altar]].
+
[[Image:GospelReadingStNichCath.JPG|right|thumb|200px|Exapteriga during the Gospel Reading.]]
 +
The '''Exapteriga''' (Slavonic: rapidia) is a fan made with a representation of a six-winged [[Seraphim]], the highest order of [[angel]], mounted on a pole or staff for hand carrying. The seraphim, according to Isaiah's vision of God, surround the throne of God in Heaven. The image of the seraphim is often engraved on a circular, usually metal, disk on the end of the staff.
  
During the [[Divine Liturgy]] the exapteriga are used to accompany the Holy Gifts during the Great Entrance.  
+
Two fans are found in most Orthodox churches placed on either side of the [[tabernacle]] when not in the hands of servers. The fans are reminders that these same angels surround the throne of God on earth — the Holy [[Altar]].
 +
 
 +
During the [[Divine Liturgy]] the exapteriga are used to accompany the Holy Gifts during the [[Great Entrance]] and the [[Gospel Book]] when brought out for the Gospel reading.  
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
Line 11: Line 14:
  
 
[[Category:Liturgical objects]]
 
[[Category:Liturgical objects]]
 +
 +
[[ro:Ripide]]

Revision as of 14:36, January 9, 2011

Exapteriga during the Gospel Reading.

The Exapteriga (Slavonic: rapidia) is a fan made with a representation of a six-winged Seraphim, the highest order of angel, mounted on a pole or staff for hand carrying. The seraphim, according to Isaiah's vision of God, surround the throne of God in Heaven. The image of the seraphim is often engraved on a circular, usually metal, disk on the end of the staff.

Two fans are found in most Orthodox churches placed on either side of the tabernacle when not in the hands of servers. The fans are reminders that these same angels surround the throne of God on earth — the Holy Altar.

During the Divine Liturgy the exapteriga are used to accompany the Holy Gifts during the Great Entrance and the Gospel Book when brought out for the Gospel reading.

See also

Source

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
interaction
Donate

Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. FAQs

Toolbox
In other languages