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Synonyms for eulogium

a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently

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condenses his theological synthesis of the "Exercises as Eulogia," as he looks in two directions: from the Eucharist to the Exercises and from the Exercises to the Eucharist.
Eulogia (a blessing), optatio (a prayer) and diatyposis (advice) frequently reveal concern for a loved one's safety, while encomium (praise) draws our attention to times gone by through glowing descriptions of characters now dead.
Through eulogia and optatio characters ask for divine aid, but through diatyposis (the giving of advice) characters remind each other that each person has a responsibility for contributing to his or her own happy ending by living virtuously, or "well.
As Bertram prepares to attend the King, the Countess speaks to him in words that combine eulogia and diatyposis, and both these figures help her to express her ardent hope that all will end well for her son:
Prayers and requests for blessings, expressed through optatio and eulogia respectively, are uttered in the hope that God will offer divine aid.
66) The abbesses of Monheim, at least, distributed to the laity the eulogia or bread blessed during the liturgy.
See also Donatus of Besancon: "Pro affectu tamen parentum aut cujusque notitia, si aliquas transmittere voluerit litteras aut eulogias panis, matri suggerat, et si ipsa permiserit, per posticiarias det, et ipsae de nomine illius transmittant cui voluerit ipsa; sine praeposita, aut posticiaria, per se nulla praesumat nec dare, nec accipere a quoquam; quod si praesumpserit, tribus suppositionibus poeniteat" (Regula ad virgines chap.
The use of this concept is especially fitting for the Eucharist because the element of gift contained in the concept eulogia is open to a specific eucharistic interpretation.
110) The Greek term eucharistia also embraces this twofold meaning, for it is related to eulogia, the latter being a translation of the Hebrew berakah which corresponds to "blessing.