), in a narrow sense, is the music of the Byzantine Empire.
Originally it consisted of songs and hymns composed to Greek texts used for courtly ceremonials, during festivals, or as paraliturgical and liturgical music.
* "Sect" and "sectarian" as derived from the Latin secta, "a way, road" ...
a discipline or school of thought as defined by a set of methods and doctrines.
I have been researching the history of Spiritual Christians from Russia, my heritage, since entering college in the 1960s.
I found many inconsistencies, errors, myths and misunderstandings published, and in oral histories.
I explained what courtship was and quoted Joshua Harris, chapter and verse. “I don’t think courtship is a smart idea,” my grandfather said.
Its purpose: to instigate a national conversation about how to make courtship more practical. Then couples who did get married through courtship started getting divorced.
should be used when generally referring to an unknown or mixed religious group(s) of non-Orthodox, non-Jewish, non-Muslim and similar faiths and/or groups in, or from, Old Russia, and/ or their descendants.
Their ancestry can be a mixture of Caucasian and Asiatic peoples; including Armenian, Chuvash, Finn, German, Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Mordvin, etc.
You could technically be GLB and not sinful so long as you didn’t act, sexually, on your feelings (so the story goes).
For trans* folks it’s not about sexual behaviour but about intrinsic gender identity.