Recently I was thinking some about similarities between ancient Judaism and Orthodox worship and piety. I came up with this rough list of items. I wonder if anyone out there would be able to add anything to the list.
Menorah on altar – Exodus 25:31-40
Icons – Dura Europos
8-day – naming – Luke 2:21
40-day – churching (Luke 2:22-40)
Incense – Ex 30, ps 141:2
priestly garments – ex 28:2-5
praying hours – Acts 3:1 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_prayer
feasts – Church has 12 major feasts per year.
weekly fasts – Mark 2:20, didache – Wed/Fri
Liturgical day starts at sunset
Gospel is processed like Torah
Saturday is still sabbath
Still use psalms as psalter/ tehillim
Bowing during prayers
Praying using set prayers
Dance of Isaiah?