What are the differences between different kinds of liturgy?

What are the differences between different kinds of liturgy?

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  1. Byzantine or Eastern Orthodox (people often call us Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox etc., but we are one universal Church).
    Three Divine Liturgies are in common use in the Byzantine Rite :
    The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom ( 5th century ), used on most days of the year and as a vesperal liturgy on the Annunciation .
    The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great ( 4th century ), used on the five Sundays of Great Lent and on Saint Basil ‘s feast day (January 1). On the eves of the Nativity and Theophany and on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday , it is celebrated as a vesperal liturgy. In some traditions, Saint Basil’s Liturgy is also celebrated on the Exaltation of the Life-giving Cross on September 14.[ citation needed ] In all, this liturgy is used 10 times during the liturgical year.
    The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts ( 6th century ) is used during Great Lent on Wednesdays, Fridays, and a handful of other occasions, and also on the first three days of Holy Week . Nowadays it is always celebrated as a vesperal liturgy; the Liturgy of the Faithful has no Anaphora (Eucharistic Prayer) , the Holy Gifts having been consecrated and reserved (“presanctified”) at a previous Divine Liturgy. It is traditionally attributed to St. Gregory the Dialogist , although some scholars believe it originated with Patriarch Severus of Antioch .
    As well as these, there are two others that are used locally and rarely, the Liturgy of St. James and the Liturgy of Saint Mark .
    When a Hierarch comes to visit my Parish (our Bishop for instance), the Liturgy is called a Hierarchial Liturgy. It’s the regular liturgy with additional chants referencing the Bishop..
    “Lord bless our Shepherd and Chief Priest”
    This isn’t my Parish but the choir and chanters are doing a good job. This is a Hierarchal Liturgy .

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  2. In the Catholic Church there is, on the Western (Roman) side THE MASS . It’s a series of prayers and responses, leading up to Consecrating the bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ. And then Communion, and closing prayers. These are based (loosely) on the old Jewish temple services of pre-Roman times, as modified by the culture of Rome, and then by Western Europe.
    On the Eastern (Byzantine) side is THE DIVINE LITURGY . It’s a series of prayers and responses, leading up to Consecrating the bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ. And then Communion, and closing prayers. These are based (loosely) on the old Jewish temple services of pre-Roman times, as modified by the culture of Byzantium (Constantinople), and then by Eastern Europe.
    The Divine Liturgy is pretty much unchanging world wide. If you go into a Ruthenian Catholic Church in Olympia Washington and one in Irving Texas, and one in Sarajevo on November 1st 2019, the service will be identical – including the readings of Gospel and Epistles. They might be in a different language, but if you are familiar you can follow right along. Always very formal, and always about 90 minutes long. Priest, Deacon, Alcolytes, and Alter Servers will always be in full vestments – usually richly brocaded and their street clothing will not be visible.
    The Mass, has, since Vatican 2, been in flux. While it still follows the pattern, the difference in delivery from Sacred Heart Church in Lacey WA and Saint Michael’s Church in Olympia – less than 10 miles apart – is significant. Same Gospel, buy might be 1, or 2 or even no Epistle reading. Might have organ music or guitar band. Might be 38 minutes long or 90 minutes long or somewhere in between. Might be formal, semi-formal, or informal. Priest will be in a cassock that may be anything from plain linen to rich brocade. Deacon may or may not be robed. Alter servers usually are in a surplus (short cassock over street clothing).
    There are a multitude of other prayer services, but they are not LITURGY.

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  3. They are all of human origin and invention. God don’t have and never had things like this. Whatever for? Be Godly. It is better to be Godly than to be terribly religious with man-made stuff.

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  4. Liturgy is really any sort of ritualized prayer that is written down in books. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of different liturgies out there. In the modern Catholic Church, there is the Latin Rite (which constitutes probably 90–95% of all Catholics) which has the Mass, which can be divided between low mass, and high… ordinary (generally, but not necessarily in the vernacular) and extraordinary (always predominantly in Latin). In addition to that there is also the Ambrosian Rite which is celebrated in Milan, the Dominican Rite, and then the Eastern Rites which have the divine liturgy (And possibly several major variations), and this ignores special liturgies for certain days, and also there is the Divine office, which is also distinct from east to west and within various rites. And this is just the Catholic Church… the various Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, the Anglicans, Lutherans, even churches in the Reformed family, all have liturgies.

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