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Title: Taking Liberties
Subtitle: The Fluid Liturgical Lives of Orthodox and Maronite Women within the Protestant Church in Lebanon
Author(s): NASRALLAH, Rima , BARNARD, Marcel
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 65 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2013
This paper looks at the liturgical lives of Lebanese Christian women who originally come from Antiochian Orthodox and Maronite Churches and who by marriage joined the Lebanese Protestant Church. The paper, based on fieldwork, describes how the movement between liturgical traditions and discourses results in fluidity of practices and beliefs. The borders that enclose traditions and ecclesial structures are being freely and regularly crossed and the liturgical lives practiced are individual bricolages that keep changing. Forming their own mixed varieties these women challenge the existing structures while still abiding by them.