Definition of Cathisma
1. a part of the psalter [n -S]
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Literary usage of Cathisma
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"Thence onwards to the vigil of Christmas,' the same arrangement is followed, except that at vespers on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, cathisma 18 ..."
2. A History of the Holy Eastern Church by John Mason Neale (1850)
"The word cathisma in this sense must not be confounded with the troparion so called, of which I have written but a short time back. ..."
3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1902)
"By the northern part of the palace, the Emperor could reach the cathisma at the north of the Hippodrome ; but the (probably) shorter way led through the ..."
4. A History of the Later Roman Empire: From Arcadius to Irene (395 A.D. to 800 by John Bagnell Bury (1889)
"Then, attended by the senators and court, Justin proceeded to the hippodrome, and took his seat in the cathisma. When the jubilant greetings of the people, ..."
5. Theophano, the Crusade of the Tenth Century: A Romantic Monograph by Frederic Harrison (1904)
"In due order they appeared in the cathisma, or raised balcony, ... When he was returned to the cathisma aloft and had taken his seat on the throne, ..."
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