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Paroemia
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(Gk παροιμίαι/paroimíai) are the Old Testament lections of the Orthodox Liturgy of the Hours (IV). While the usual Sunday Vespers does not include lections, on the eves of feasts of Christ, the Theotokos, and saints, up to three paroemia are generally read, which often interpret OT events as types of the saving events of the New Testament. On the eve of Christmas eight paroemia are read, on Epiphany 13, and on Holy Saturday 15. On feasts of the apostles, they are replaced with readings from the Apostolos. OT par­oemia are also read during morning worship (II, 7) on…

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Felmy, Karl Christian, “Paroemia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024373>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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