The Psalms, the hymns and the texts of the Old Testament and their use in Holy Monday and Tuesday

  • Eirini Artemi Hellenic Open University

Abstract




The worship of the Orthodox Eastern Church involves a multitude of references hints and images of the Old Testament, in all the sequences (liturgies) and hymns. Particularly in the Holy and Great Week, the texts of the Old Testament are used with particular emphasis. On Holy Monday and on Holy Tuesday there is use of the texts of the Old Testament. Holy and Great Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday remind us of the eschatological meaning of Pascha. In this paper we are going to analyze the real and deep influence of the Old Testament to these days of Holy Monday and Tuesday and why the Orthodox Church chose to use the Old Testament although the Jews refused Christ and led him to death. The goal is to show that Orthodox Greek Christians use these texts from the Old Testament because they have no hostile attitude against Jews.





Keywords: Old Testament, Holy Week, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, liturgy, psalms







Author Biography

Eirini Artemi, Hellenic Open University

Professor in the Postgraduate level  of theology in Hellenic Open University

Academic Teacher in Israel Institute of Biblical Languages of Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Academic Teacher in the Orthodox University of Congo- Kinshasa, School of Orthodox Theology "St. Athanasius Athonite"

 

Published
2021-02-16
How to Cite
ARTEMI, Eirini. The Psalms, the hymns and the texts of the Old Testament and their use in Holy Monday and Tuesday. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 65, n. 2, p. 113-132, feb. 2021. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/358>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbto.2020.2.08.