Comments by bintalshamsa

  • In late antiquity, the custom developed in the East of suspending a vessel in the form of a dove (Greek: peristerion, Latin: peristerium) over the altar, which was used as a repository for the Blessed Sacrament.

    October 8, 2012

  • The irmos is the initial troparion of an ode of a canon in the Byzantine liturgical tradition.

    October 7, 2012

  • In a polyamorous relationship, where your lover has more than one lover, a metamour is the name given to your partner's other lover(s).

    January 17, 2010

  • I sat and watched this for about five minutes. Whoa!!

    October 12, 2008