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  Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium
The study of sacred liturgy is to be ranked among the compulsory and major courses in seminaries and religions houses of studies; in theological faculties it is to rank among the principal courses.
Sacred scripture is of the greatest importance in the celebration of the liturgy.
Accordingly, the sacred Council, keeping to the norms and precepts of ecclesiastical tradition and discipline, and having regard to the purpose of sacred music, which is the glory of God and the sanctification of the faithful, decrees as follows.
www.vatican.va /archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19631204_sacrosanctum-concilium_en.html   (10706 words)

  
  Hacking Culture and the Hunger for Knowledge: Entering Sacred Digital Space
The study of a sacred text is analogous to a community of people gathering around a fire, drawing on the energies of the flames.
The sacred text is a transformational engine that discloses, discovers, and creates an image of who we are now in relationship to a potential state, the discovery of which is simultaneously the discovery that we are not in that state.
Their sacred stories were discovered to be interlaced with the entire fabric of their society, and when that began to unravel, the sacred stories dimmed and lost their numinous glow.
www.thiemeworks.com /write/archives/SacredDigitalSpace.htm   (8879 words)

  
 Revelation - Sacred Theology
For the purposes of this article, Sacred theology is limited to the study of the sacred texts of divine revelation.
Too often, the followers of a religion immediately assume that Allah is the author of their sacred text and forget that their text came from an individual who claimed, truly or falsely, that the text was divine.
A sacred writing that is flawed in its historical accuracy shows a lack of divine superintendence in its authorship to be an option for consideration as a divine scripture.
www.muhammadanism.org /Revelation/Sacred_Theology01.htm   (2437 words)

  
  Talk:Sacred text - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When writing was introduced it must have given immense power to the people who understood it (a bit like the internet today), and therefore it seems plausible that the notion of sacred texts was useful to them in retaining their position of power.
Not all myths have a religious purpose; not all religious texts have narratives which could (or could not) be understood as myths.
Certainly not texts like the Kalevala or the "Charge of the Goddess" for which there is no claim of inspiration.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Talk:Sacred_text   (871 words)

  
 Sacred text
Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain written texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred.
Often believing that their sacred texts (or scriptures) are wholly divine or partially inspired in origin, the faithful use titles like Word of God to denote the holy writings.
Although ancient civilizations have produced handmade texts for many millennia, the first printed scripture for wide distribution for the masses was The Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist scripture, printed in 868 AD.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/s/sa/sacred_text.html   (363 words)

  
 Learn more about Sacred text in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred.
Believing that their sacred texts (or scriptures) are wholly divine or partially inspired in origin, the faithful use titles like Word of God to denote the holy writtings.
Although ancient civilizations have produced handmade texts for many millenniums, the first printed scripture for wide distribution for the masses was The Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist scripture, printed in 868 AD.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/sa/sacred_text.html   (269 words)

  
 Chirograph for the Centenary of the Motu Proprio Tra le Sollecitudini On Sacred Music
The holy Pontiff recalls that the special attention which sacred music rightly deserves stems from the fact that, "being an integral part of the solemn Liturgy, [it] participates in the general purpose of the Liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful"
Since it interprets and expresses the deep meaning of the sacred text to which it is intimately linked, it must be able "to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be...
Indeed, liturgical music must meet the specific prerequisites of the Liturgy: full adherence to the text it presents, synchronization with the time and moment in the Liturgy for which it is intended, appropriately reflecting the gestures proposed by the rite.
www.vatican.va /holy_father/john_paul_ii/letters/2003/documents/hf_jp-ii_let_20031203_musica-sacra_en.html   (3324 words)

  
 Sacred Music: Gregorian Chant as the Paradigm
This allows these texts to be projected clearly in a natural speech rhythm free from the exaggerated emphases sometimes heard from inexperienced readers; it projects the sacred character of the text and, through characteristic melodic patterns, differentiates the three kinds of lesson.
If the normal pace of the delivery of the text is that of the chanting of a psalm to a psalm tone, then the somewhat slower pace of the Mass propers represents a slowing down of the time of the psalm.
In the case of the gradual and alleluia, this slowing down of the sacred text approaches at times a kind of stasis, and this stasis is as close as we may come to a sense of the suspension of the passage of time.
www.musicasacra.com /publications/sacredmusic/133/1/1_1.html   (3766 words)

  
 Sacred text - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain written texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred.
Often believing that their sacred texts (or scriptures) are wholly divine or partially inspired in origin, the faithful use titles like 'Word of God' to denote the holy writings.
Although ancient civilizations have produced handmade texts for many millennia, the first printed scripture for wide distribution for the masses was The Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist scripture, printed in the year 868 AD.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Scriptural   (371 words)

  
 Flesh and Word
The recipient of a sacred text within the community that is shaped by that text knows already that it possesses a textual fecundity which transcends any single act of reading.
It is their participation in the canonicity of the whole which allows individual texts to function, in juxtaposition with the other members of the 'body' of scripture, as texts thatcommunicate the divine life, the 'deep' reading of which requires its own rules, manifest in the worship and devotion of the reading community.
The recognition that this is the nature of the sacred text, is the embrace of a certain positioning towards the text before us and towards the world as created, in which the same divine creativity is in play.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /journals/ssr/issues/volume3/number2/ssr03-02-r02.html   (3816 words)

  
 sacred vessels exquisite art by Sarah Teofanov
Use of sacred text to accompany the soul is used in various cultures.
Often the text was meant to be studied and utilized during life to enable the deceased to travel through the various stages after death easily and without fear.
Text used in these two of the boats refers to the feminine principle of the Divine, ready to receive the departed and enfold it with shining radiance.
www.goddesses-art.com /art/sacred_vessels/sacred_vessels.html   (212 words)

  
 Beliefnet.com
Sponsored by Buddhanet, this browsable set of texts from the Pali canon includes the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, as well as prefatory remarks to the collection.
Extensive collection of links to versions of sacred texts and influential works concerning classical (Greek and Roman) paganism, Asatru, shamanism, Wicca, and more.
The full text of the Tao-Te Ching can be browsed chapter-by-chapter from beginning to end.
www.beliefnet.com /help/link_directory.asp   (753 words)

  
 John Paul II - Chirograph on Sacred Music
The holy Pontiff recalls that the special attention which sacred music rightly deserves stems from the fact that, "being an integral part of the solemn Liturgy, [it] participates in the general purpose of the Liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful"[3].
Since it interprets and expresses the deep meaning of the sacred text to which it is intimately linked, it must be able "to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be...
The text of the Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium in which it is declared that the Church "approves of all forms of true art which have the requisite qualities[7], and admits them into divine worship", finds satisfactory criteria for application in nn.
www.adoremus.org /Chirograph-SacredMusic.html   (3382 words)

  
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However, the problem with bringing the Western concept of music into association with sacred text is that this concept implies adherence to a set of rules that are concerned with abstract sound structures.
Indeed, it may be convincingly argued that the musical (in the Western sense) rendition of sacred text is the normative and optimal form of 'reading'.
If a music provides a comprehensible vehicle for the sacred text and attracts the heart of at least its singer it is probably acceptable music.
bahai-library.com /?file=armstrong-ingram_sacred_text_music   (2114 words)

  
 MyJewishLearning.com - Holidays: Kabbalistic Seder: Part 1
Nevertheless, this seder is a pure kabbalistic text of the Lurianic school, despite its inclusion in the controversial anthology Hemdat Yamim.
In fact, the greatest portion of this material is taken from the Zohar [a mystical commentary on the Torah that is the major text of Jewish mysticism].
First, the text does not explain the rather complex basic principles of kabbalah as they developed since the late 12th century.
www.myjewishlearning.com /holidays/Tu_Bishvat/TO_Tu_Practices/Seder/KabbalistSeder1_1018.htm   (1280 words)

  
 SACRED TEXTS ONLINE
This website is a freely available non-profit archive of electronic texts presented in English translation and, in some cases, in the original language.
The majority of the texts and writings from Sacred Texts are also gathered and available for purchase on one CD-ROM.
This immensely important discovery includes a large number of primary Gnostic scriptures -- texts once thought to have been entirely destroyed during the early Christian struggle to define "orthodoxy" -- scriptures such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, and the Gospel of Truth.
www.judithstable.org /sacred_texts.html   (977 words)

  
 Skeptic: eSkeptic: Friday, July 7th, 2006
However, the fundamentalist elevates the sacred text to the level of supreme authority on all issues and insists therefore that “all truth claims must be subjected to the sacred text as the single final arbiter” (p.
Fundamentalists construct a reality on the basis of their interpretation of the sacred text, and all experiences in their lives are perceived within the framework of this constructed reality.
Strict literalism of the sacred text would suggest a convergence of fundamentalist thought instead of the wide divergence of beliefs seen among all religions, including and especially the diversity found among fundamentalists.
www.skeptic.com /eskeptic/06-07-07.html   (1267 words)

  
 Unlocking the Sacred Text - Maxwell Institute JBMS
In fact, it was not until I began to read sacred texts with the skills I had acquired in studying nonsacred texts that the eyes of my understanding truly began to open.
Countless years of studying written texts have, I hope, fixed in me some small ability to distinguish between the good and the bad, the true and the false, the genuine and the spurious, the original and the imitative.
The text also affirms that he was beloved of the Lord, for even when Nephi was alive, Jacob was visited by Christ and by angels.
farms.byu.edu /display.php?table=jbms&id=184   (2619 words)

  
 Sacred Sites: Places of Peace and Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 secred texts
Buddhist texts produced in India in the 11th and 12th centuries CE were written on palm leaves and strung with cord to produce books.
They were often philosophical treatises on the nature of wisdom and compassion, and were beautifully illustrated with scenes from the life of Buddha, in bright colours, featuring especially brilliant red and yellow.
The Buddhist faith has a huge with range of sacred texts of which one example is the pali canon.
www.geocities.com /light_of_life9/sacredtexts.htm   (113 words)

  
 Taoist Sacred Texts - ReligionFacts
The Tao-te Ching (or Dao De Jing) is the central text of both philosophical and religious Taoism.
In addition to the chief texts of the Tao-te Ching and Chuang-tzu, several other significant texts in the Taoist tradition have been produced and used by Taoists over the centuries.
This text emphasizes that the "heart" (meaning the mind) governs the body as a ruler governs the state, and that if the body submits to the heart, the heart can achieve a desirelessness that makes it a pure receptacle for the indwelling Tao.
www.religionfacts.com /taoism/texts.htm   (1102 words)

  
 Sacred Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To study and perform music in which the musical setting of a text is artistically accomplished is a highly commendable objective.
Such an exclusion has its parallel the study of art without any paintings related to the various religions of the world, the study of literature without mention of the bible, or the study of architecture without reference to the great temples and cathedrals of the world.
Since choral music with a sacred text compromises such a substantial portion of the artistic repertoire representative of the choral medium and the history of music, it should have an important place in music education.
www2.caledonia.k12.mi.us /vocal/Sacredtext.html   (375 words)

  
 Siddha Yoga Practices - Chanting
Chanting is a practice of singing sacred texts and repeating the names of God that stills the mind, dissolves worries, and brings forth wisdom and joy.
Text Chants: The Guru Gita, the morning and evening Aratis, the Rudram, the Vishnu Sahasranama, and the Shiva Mahimnah Stotram are among the texts chanted by Siddha Yoga students.
This ancient text is an extraordinary depiction of the mystical, transforming nature of the Guru, the Guru-disciple relationship, and the relationship between the Self and one's own mind.
www.oaklandsyda.org /practices/chanting.html   (801 words)

  
 Preaching From the Sacred Text by Donald Heet, America: The Catholic Weekly Magazine
Although there are still some who insist on preaching from nonliturgical texts like the catechism, most Catholic preachers realize and take seriously their obligation to preach the Scripture, even when they resort to canned and recycled homilies.
While it successfully reoriented the homily, phrases like “mysteries of the faith,” “guiding principles of the Christian life,” and “the sacred text” can suggest a homily that is an abstract, generalized reflection on a biblical reading, with little direct connection to the events of human life.
"Preaching From the Sacred Text" by Donald Heet.
www.americamagazine.org /gettext.cfm?articleTypeID=1&textID=1259&issueID=352   (1352 words)

  
 Internet Sacred Text Archive (ISTA)
Practically every text on the site was published before 1922, and many were published in the mid- to late 19th century.
The second choice that the website’s compiler has made is to archive sacred texts from as many cultures and time periods as possible.
Breadth in and of itself is not a problem, but there are no obvious criteria at work for identifying a “sacred text.” Indeed one wonders at the inclusion of both Robin Hood and the Rig Veda.
chnm.gmu.edu /worldhistorysources/d/249/whm.html   (427 words)

  
 temple: videos, podcasts and videoblogs about temple
Listen to Tamohara Dasa's lecture on texts 50-55 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 7, chapter 2, entitled "Hiranyakashipu, King of the Demons," given on March 23, 2007, at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida.
The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India narrating the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees, and was translated with elaborate purports by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
The Sri Caitanya-Caritamrita is a sacred Gaudiya Vaishnava text from India narrating the biography of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His devotees, and was translated with elaborate purports by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
www.mefeedia.com /tags/temple   (1976 words)

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