Die alte Litanei

Litanies, which are sung in great variety also today, especially on pilgrimages, have been popular for centuries in the Catholic Church, as a form of prayer that creates a sense of community and makes people forget their everyday problems. But these kinds of function hold many dangers: they can aris...

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Published in:Aschkenas
Main Author: Frey, Winfried 1940-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:German
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Published: 2016
In:Aschkenas
Year: 2016, Volume: 26, Issue: 1, Pages: 157-174
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Andrew of Rinn 1459-1462 / Ritual murder / Gnad, Deggendorf / Hosat desecration / Jews / Christianity / Pilgrimage / Litany
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Summary:Litanies, which are sung in great variety also today, especially on pilgrimages, have been popular for centuries in the Catholic Church, as a form of prayer that creates a sense of community and makes people forget their everyday problems. But these kinds of function hold many dangers: they can arise also from ›unholy‹ causes and ›unholy‹ aims can be achieved with them. The »Deggendorfer Gnad«, a pilgrimage in memory of a host desecration in Lower Bavaria, allegedly committed by Jews, and the pilgrimage to Andreas of Rinn near Innsbruck, alleged victim of a ritual murder committed by Jews, may serve as examples of the effects and consequences the traditional but questionable litanies can have for the Christian-Jewish relationship.
ISSN:1865-9438
Contains:In: Aschkenas
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/asch-2016-0009