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Title:The social and religious functions of the Eucharist in medieval Ethiopia
Author:Kaplan, StevenISNI
Periodical:Annales d'Éthiopie
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:Christian theology
religious rituals
Ethiopian Church
Church history
Abstract:Despite the existence of a growing body of literature on the religious life of medieval Ethiopia, many important institutions, including the central ritual of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the administration of the Eucharist, remain neglected. Several general works discuss the theological significance of communion as sacrament and sacrifice, and a number of anaphors (Eucharistic hymns) have been published, but there is no sociohistorical account of the Eucharist or its place in Church life. This article presents a preliminary examination of the Eucharist and communion within the Ethiopian Church from 1270-1527. Drawing primarily on hagiographic texts, the author illuminates several aspects of Eucharistic ritual and theology. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]