East Syrian Liturgy
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is a collective term for the worship of the ancient church catholicosate at Seleucia-Ctesiphon and its successor churches, the Apostolic Church of the East (“Assyrians,” “Nestorians”), the patriarchate of Babylon (Catholic “Chaldeans”) and the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church (Catholic “Syro-Malabars”; Unions with Rome), mainly observed in Syrian, less often in Persian, and now also in Malayalam, English, and other languages (see also Liturgy: II, 2.b). Liturgical usages of the oldest communities in Persia were brought into line with…

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Brakmann, Heinzgerd, “East Syrian Liturgy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124223>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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