The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is of very early and, in a sense, practical origin; practical in that it was seen as the means for the faithful to commune of the. In this service, as in the Divine Liturgy, the faithful partake of the holy gifts of the Body and Blood of Christ. The Liturgy of the Presanctified differs from the Divine. The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, informally the Presanctified Liturgy, is a liturgical service for the distribution of the Holy Gifts on the weekdays of Great Lent.‎Communion during Great Lent · ‎Presanctified Liturgy · ‎Liturgical day · ‎History.


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Let us with faith and love draw near that we may be partakers of everlasting life.

After the litany and presanctified liturgy, the Our Father is sung and the faithful receive Holy Communion to presanctified liturgy chanting of the verse from Psalm The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is traditionally considered to be the work of the sixth-century pope, Saint Gregory of Rome.

The present service, however, is obviously the inspired liturgical creation of Christian Byzantium. They have this anticipation to help them with this somewhat difficult ascetic discipline. Presanctified Liturgy The service consists of Daily Vespers combined with additional prayers and communion.

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts /

presanctified liturgy The communion bread has already been consecrated and intincted with the precious Blood and reserved at the previous Sunday's Divine Liturgy. Unconsecrated wine is placed in the chalice.


Local practice also varies as to whether or not presanctified liturgy wine must be thought of as the Blood of Christ. The only practical effect of this variety is that the celebrant who must consume all the undistributed communion at the end of the service might or might not partake of the chalice when he communes himself.

The service is preceded by the reading of the Typical Psalmsand the Divine Liturgy's opening blessing, Blessed is the Kingdom PsalmBless the Lord, O my soul is read.

Liturgical Texts of the Orthodox Church

The Great Litany is then intoned and presanctified liturgy Psalms — are read. After the normal opening of presanctified liturgy Liturgy of the Catechumens "Blessed is the Kingdom If the consecrated Lamb is already on table of prothesisthe priest puts it on the diskospours wine and water in the chalice, covers and censes them.

Presanctified liturgy, during the first antiphon the Lamb is placed on the diskos, which is covered and censed. During he second antiphon, the priest, preceded by a deacon with a lighted candle, processes round the holy table thrice, each time censing it in the form of presanctified liturgy cross.

The priest makes an entrance with the censor.

Tracing the Origins of the Presanctified Liturgy

The second Paremiae a selection from the book of Proverbs is read. Most holy Theotokos save us!

Glory to thee, O Christ Glory to the Father Lord have mercy 3.