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Basil, Liturgy of Saint
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In the Orthodox Church, steeped in Byzantine tradition, the liturgy of St. Basil is used only ten times each year. Until the 11th/12th century, however, it was the principal liturgy of Constantinople, to which the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (Chrysostom, Liturgy of St. John), which later became the principal liturgy, was adapted. Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, and Syriac liturgical formularies are also named after Basil the Great. Their similarities are almost exclusively restricted to the eucharistic prayer (Anaphora). Only here may Basil's influence be c…

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Felmy, Karl C., “Basil, Liturgy of Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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