Tuesday, March 6, 2007

My Favorite Dictionaries

Do you love dictionaries? Go ahead -- admit it. Any bibliophile loves a good dictionary. My favorites are The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church and An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church> A User-Friendly Reference for Episcopalians> Don A. Armentrout, Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
Both of these are indispensible for quick reading as you munch down your sandwich at lunch. Here are a couple of entries:

From The Oxford Dictionary:

Dominus vobiscum. A Latin liturgical salutation, meaning 'The Lord be with you', to which the response is Et cum spiritu tuo, 'And with thy spirit'. Both formulae are probably as old as Christianity. The salutation occurs in Ruth 2:4; the closest scriptural approximation to the response is in 2 Tim. 4:22. Both the salutation and the response are found in the Apostolic Tradition of St. Hippolytus.

From An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church:

Low Sunday. The Sunday after Easter, the Second Sunday of Easter. The term may reflect the somewhat less intense celebration of the day relative to the great feast of Easter on the preceding Sunday. Many parishes experience lower attendance on Low Sunday than on Easter Day.

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Pastor Linda
The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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