mánudagur, 5. maí 2008

Kossaflens


Ég var að hugsa um kossa og faðmlög. 


Ég hef faðmað og kysst fólk af báðum kynjum - og ekki bara presta heldur manneskjur á öllum aldri af öllum stéttum og jafnvel stjórnmálamenn.

Enginn hefur kært mig ennþá fyrir áreitni. En það er kannski bara tímaspursmál?


Holy kiss

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Farewell of Saints Peter and Paul, showing the Apostles giving each other the holy kiss before their martyrdom. (Alonzo Rodriguez, 16th century, Museo Regionale di Messina).
Farewell of Saints Peter and Paul, showing the Apostles giving each other the holy kiss before theirmartyrdom. (Alonzo Rodriguez, 16th century, Museo Regionale diMessina).

The holy kiss is a traditional Christian greeting. The term comes from the New Testament, where it appears five times.

It is mentioned in:

  • Romans 16.16a — "Greet one another with a holy kiss" (Greekἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ).
  • I Corinthians 16.20b — "Greet one another with a holy kiss" (Greekἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ).
  • II Corinthians 13.12a — "Greet one another with a holy kiss" (Greekἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν ἁγίῳ φιλήματι).
  • I Thessalonians 5.26 — "Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss" (Greekἀσπάσασθε τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς πάντας ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ).
  • I Peter 5.14a — "Greet one another with a kiss of love" (Greekἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν φιλήματι ἀγάπης).

Superficially, there was nothing new in the practice of Christians greeting one another with a kiss: cheek kissing was the normal way that men in the ancient western Mediterranean would greet one another. However, the New Testament's emphasis on its being a holy and love (agapē) kiss meant that it quickly developed into something more than a greeting. The writings of the early church fathers mention the holy kiss as forming the introduction to the regular Sunday eucharist in the early church. In this way it still remains a part of the worship in traditional churches (Eastern ChristianityRoman Catholic Church and liturgicalProtestant churches), where it is often called the kiss of peace or sign of peace, or simply peace or pax. In these churches, it is usually performed before the preparation of the altar for the eucharist.

Presently, the greeting is not normally shared as a kiss in English-speaking cultures, but by shaking hands or performing some other greeting gesture (such as an embrace) more in tune with the culture and time. In fact, handshaking, which can seem quite prosaic today, was popularised by Quakers as a sign of equality under God, rather than stratified system of etiquette of seventeenth centuryEngland.[citation needed] One could even say that the handshake greeting is also of biblical origin: it is mentioned in Galatians 2.9d: "They gave me and Barnabas their right hands of fellowship" (Greekδεξὰς ἔδωκαν ἐμοὶ καὶ Βαρναβᾷ κοινωνίας).

Different ProtestantReformed and Restorationist churches have readopted the holy kiss either metaphorically (in that members extend a pure, warm welcome that is referred to as a holy kiss) or literally (in that members kiss one another). This practice is particularly important amongMennonites.



3 ummæli:

Þroftur sagði...

Já!

Varríus sagði...

Hugsanir manns stefna í tvær áttir við lestur þessarar bloggfærslu:

1. Málavextir í því máli sem er greinilega kveikja skrifanna eru lítt kunnir. Ásakanirnar eru alvarlegar og því finnst manni að skrif af þessu tagi í besta falli ótímabær og í versta falli töluvert ónærgætin.

Best að leyfa málinu að hafa sinn gang, reyna að hafa sem minnstar forsendulausar skoðanir á því, og hafi maður skoðanir að halda þeim fyrir sig.

2. En hinu verður ekki neitað að ýmislegt í fréttum af framgangi "réttvísinnar" hér á landi og suðurlandi sérstaklega bendir til að þeim sem þar um véla sé einna síst treystandi til að leiða mál til lykta af réttvísi og mannúð.

Þráinn sagði...

Halló Varríus. Áttu við þráðleggjarsýslumanninn á Selfossi?