The holy kiss (1 Cor. 16:20)

“All the brothers

Send you greetings.

Greet one another

With a holy kiss.”

ἀσπάζονται ὑμᾶς οἱ ἀδελφοὶ πάντες. Ἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ.

Paul said, “All the believing brothers (οἱ ἀδελφοὶ πάντες) send you greetings (ἀσπάζονται ὑμᾶς).  Greet one another (Ἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους) with a holy kiss (ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ).”  Paul indicated that all the believing brothers in Ephesus sent the Christian Corinthians a greeting.  Paul told them in Corinth to greet each other with a holy kiss.  The holy kiss was a normal sign of peace and brotherly love that had been at the Last Supper Eucharistic service.  How do you greet people?

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