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Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
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The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, used in the Orthodox churches of the seven ecumenical councils, is Vespers (IV) with communion from sacred elements consecrated on the preceding Sunday in the Divine Liturgy (Eucharist: III, 3) and reserved for this purpose; hence the name: ῾Ιερὰ λειτουργία τῶν προηγιασμένων/Hierá leitourgía tṓn proēgiasménōn, Lat. Missa praesanctificatorum, Liturgy of the Presanctified. It is first mentioned in the Chronicon paschale (early 7th cent.) and in canon 52 of the Quinisext Council in 692. The canon defines the…

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Ohme, Heinz, “Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13107>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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