Gloria in excelsis as liturgiese model vir die Christelike lied

Authors

  • FP Viljoen
  • L Floor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17570/ngtt.2004.v45n3.a22

Keywords:

Luke, liturgical principles, worship

Abstract

Gloria in excelsis as liturgical model for the Christian song In his Gospel the evangelist Luke describes a heavenly liturgy that took place at night in the open air. Angels sang a song of praise. A few issues with regard to the event itself, its form, text and content of the Gloria ask for an answer. Is it a historical fact that this song was sung in the fields of Ephrata? Who composed this song? In what language did the angels sing or say the song? What is the thought structure of this song? What is the meaning of the text? Along with this the important question arises whether the church could draw liturgical principles for its worship services from this unique event.

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Published

2004-12-31

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Articles • Artikels