Forms of the Divine Liturgy
Quick quick! What are two forms of the Divine Liturgy that are used in the Byzantine Rite?
That's right! The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is sung throughout most of the year.
The Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is sung for morning celebrations of Divine Liturgy on the five Sundays of the Great Fast, the feasts of Nativity and Theophany (if they fall on a Sunday or Monday), the feast of St. Basil the Great. The Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is sung for evening celebrations of Divine Liturgy on Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday, December 24th and January 5th (if the next day falls on a Tuesday through Saturday).
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