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Acclamation
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“Acclamation,” from the Lat. acclamo (applaud, cheer, shout), denotes shouts, often intensified by repetition, that express the cheers, praises, thanks, demands, or devotion of individuals or crowds. Examples occur in the NT (amēn, allēlouïa, marana tha, hōsanna, and also Kyrios Iēsous). They occur also in connection with the election of bishops and popes (ad [per] multos annos, axios), and there are examples at councils and synods (anathema). In antiquity and in the Middle Ages rulers received acclamations on special occasions. All Eastern and most Western liturgies incl…

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Schnitker, Thaddeus A., “Acclamation”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 01 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A32>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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