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The Presanctified Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite

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The Presanctified Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite

A Comparative Analysis of its Origins, Evolution, and Structural Components

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The Presanctified Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite by Stefanos Alexopoulos
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The Presanctified Liturgy, a communion service attached to vespers, is an office peculiar to the period of Great Lent in the Byzantine liturgical tradition. It is the ambition of this study to trace the origins, the evolution and history of the Presanctified Liturgy in the Byzantine liturgical tradition. The method of comparative liturgy and structural analysis of liturgical units is followed. The book presents a thorough investigation of sources from the early Church that could point to the origins of Presanctified Liturgy, and examines the occurrence of the Presanctified Liturgy in the other Christian traditions. Heavily drawing upon the manuscript tradition it examines in depth the text of the Presanctified Liturgy itself, tracing the evolution of its structural components throughout history. The author argues that three dynamics have been behind the evolution and growth of the Presanctified Liturgy: imitation, conservatism, and differentiation.
Release date Australia
September 17th, 2009
Country of Publication
Belgium
Imprint
Peeters Publishers
Pages
355
Dimensions
152x229x20
ISBN-13
9789042921092
Product ID
4076166

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