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(without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... THE DIVINE LITURGY PREFATORY NOTE AND DIRECTIONS The word
Liturgy, which in the Greek means "A public work" or " Ministry,"
is particularly applied (heightened by the adjective "Divine") to
the chief service of the day, in which the Holy Eucharist, or
Service of Thanksgiving, is celebrated. Three Liturgies are used in
the Holy Orthodox Catholic Apostolic Church of the East: That of
St. John Chrysostom; that of St. Basil the Great; and that of the
Presanctified Gifts. The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and
that of St. Basil the Great are divided into three parts. In the
first part, the clergy prepare the bread and wine, and it is called
The Office of Oblation. The second part consists of prayers,
reading and singing, with which the faithful prepare themselves for
the Holy Sacrament, and at which alone Catechumens (or learners)
were allowed, in former times, to be present: it is called The
Liturgy of the Catechumens. The third part, called The Liturgy of
the Faithful, is the celebration of the Sacrament of the Holy
Eucharist; and in the early Church only the Faithful -- that is to
say, members of the Christian Church -- were permitted to be
present at it. The Liturgy of St. Basil the Great differs from that
of St. John Chrysostom only in certain of the Secret Prayers, one
Hymn, and three phrases in the Consecration of the Holy Gifts (as
duly indicated at the proper places), the Liturgy of St. John
Chrysostom being a later and abbreviated form of St. Basil's
Liturgy, as the latter, in turn, was a later and abbreviated form
of a still earlier Liturgy It is appointed to be used on the
Sundays of the Great Fast (Lent), except on Palm Sunday; on Holy
Thursday and Holy Saturday; and on Christmas Day and the Epiphany,
when those feasts fall upon Sunday or Monday; ...
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