Practice Questions – Public Celebration Part 2

Below you can find some sample questions on the Holy Qurbono – Public Celebration Part 2! It is provided in various formats.  (Questions provided by St. Mary’s Miami.)

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  1. What does the term ‘Anaphora’ mean?
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  2. What does the celebrant do that signifies the start of the Anaphora?
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  3. Where did the Church adopt the tradition of the Kiss of Peace?
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  4. The Kiss of Peace also fulfills the words of our Lord from His ______________.
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  5. The celebration of the Shushefo is symbolic of ___________’s vision at the city of Joppa. What did the vision tell this person?
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  6. What does the celebration of the Shushefo also represent? (Hint: Jesus’ baptism)
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  7. What is the first benediction also known as?
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  8. What is the most important part of the Qurbono known as?
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  9. What is the meaning of “a’damo doseno”?
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  10. When the celebrant says “a’damo doseno,” he raises the Tharvodo and Gmurto over his right shoulder in a quick motion. What does this represent?
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  11. What is the celebrant asking for during the Invocation of the Holy Spirit?
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  12. When the celebrant raises his hands and cries out “Answer me, O Lord” 3x, it is  similar to which other invocation from the Bible?
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  13. Why is the Invocation of the Holy Spirit also another most important part of the Qurbono?
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  14. What does the word ‘thubden’ mean?
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  15. Who do the first 3 thubdens remember? Name them all.
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  16. Who do the last 3 thubdens remember? Name them all.
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  17. What is the importance of the second benediction?
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  18. During the song ‘Anpudayone’, what does the closed veil remind us of?
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  19. What is the importance of the Fracture & Commixture?
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  20. During ‘Anpudayone’, we hear the bells being rung. What is the significance?
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  21. What are the 3 different patterns of breaking the bread? Explain each one.
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  22.  After the Fracture & Commixture, what is the importance of the veil being opened?
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  23. What does the third benediction symbolize?
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  24. What does the Elevation of the Holy Mysteries celebrate?
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  25. Afterwards, the celebrant covers places the paten and chalice on the Tablitho and covers them with the Kablana. What does this represent?
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  26. When is the THIRD time the celebrant asks for Shubkono?
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  27. What song can the Hymns of Eucharistic devotion be replaced with?
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  28. What are the 4 categories for the Hymns of Eucharistic devotion?
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  29. Each category has 4 songs. What are the Syrian names/titles for these types of songs?
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  30. Before the Procession of the Holy Mysteries, the veil is closed. What does this symbolize?
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  31. At the start of the Procession of the Holy Mysteries, the veil is opened. What does this represent?
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  32. What is the significance of the celebrant turning counterclockwise to face the congregation?
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  33. When the celebrant stretches out his hands to introduce the Holy Body ad Holy Blood one after the other, he pleads to the Lord that the reception of the Holy Mysteries be for _______ and _______ and not for any ________ or ________.
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  34. What is the purpose of the Prayer of Thanksgiving?
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  35. When the celebrant greets the congregation with peace for the last time, it is representing ____________.
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  36. What is the name of the concluding prayer done by the celebrant?
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  37. After the benediction, the celebrant steps down and kneels before the thronos for a silent prayer. The veil is drawn to close the sanctuary. What is the significance of this?
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  38. Why is the final benediction so important?
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  39. After the post-communion prayers, how does the celebrant take leave of the altar?
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