from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of adding a little water to the wine used for the eucharist: a primitive practice recognized in all ancient liturgies except the Armenian, mentioned by St. Justin Martyr (writing about a. d. 139) and other early writers, and believed by most liturgiologists to date from Christ's institution of the sacrament. Also called mixture.


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  • There is not a krasis, “a mixture,” a contemperation of the divine and human natures into one third nature, or the conversion of one into another.


  • It is not, as Grotius well observes, the krasis or temperament of the body, or anything that dies with it; but it is anthypostaton ti -- something that subsists by itself, which, after death, is somewhere else than where the body is.

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  • "For the purpose of this study, it is essential to invent a 'picture' that can also suggest in spatial terms the concept of the miscibility (krasis) of the

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