I need some contemplation on the resurrection procession around the Altar & Chruch. Any idea why we have 3 rounds around the Altar, 3 around the church, & 1 around the Altar again? I know that they have to be seven to represent the Procession around Jerico, but any idea why it was divided into 3+3+1?
Are the 3+1 Altar rounds symbolise the idea of “Trinity in one & one in Trinity”
I need help ASAP please
Jericho, symbol of Satan and his armies, fell after 7 encirclings.
God created His creation in 6 and resurrection will occur on the 7th day when everything will be anew.
Hope this helps.
Oujai qen `P[C
Modern books, clergy, cantors, and any other pseudo-authority can claim spiritual meaning for this or that number. However, in the face of sound historical scholarship, we are probably better off leaving somethings out of such elaborate numerological symbolism for the sake of honesty to history.
Oujai qen `P[C
I want to add that sometimes we invent symbolism of the church rituals just because we do not know the reason the ritual and its origin. Unfortunately many of the modern writers on the rituals will go in detail of explaining a rite without citing any references. Often these explanations are personal reflections and should only be dealt with as such.
I presented some meanings of the number 7 but I should have added that this is just my personal reflection and has nothing to do with the original rite.
I am glad RamezM posted his post.