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What is the Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil?

What is the Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil?

On the eves of the Nativity and Theophany, and on Holy Thursday (commemorating the Last Supper, the Mystical Supper of Christ with his Disciples) and Great and Holy Saturday (the vesperal vigil for the Feast of Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ) it is celebrated as a vesperal liturgy.

Who wrote the liturgy of St Basil?

The Liturgy of St. Basil, of which two versions—the Alexandrian and the somewhat longer Byzantine—are extant, was probably authored, in part at least, by St. Basil himself.

What do you pray to St. Basil for?

You brought peace to fighting brothers, please continue to bring peace, help the devided, make the sad happy, calm the stubborn, heal the sick. Saint Basil, o miracle worker, father of our spirit, listen and hear your children’s spirits in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

When was the Liturgy of St Basil written?

Writing about the year 520 to the African bishops in exile in Sardinia, Peter, an Oriental, mentions a Liturgy of Saint Basil, which was known and used throughout the entire East, and even quotes a passage from it.

What are the key parts of the Divine Liturgy?

the Oblation, offering to the Father the Eucharistic gifts. the Epiclesis, asking the Holy Spirit to come and to sanctify and manifest the gifts as the Most Holy; then asking the Holy Spirit to make the bread the Body and the chalice the Blood of Christ.

What is Saint Basil known for?

Basil famous for? St. Basil the Great was a Church Father who defended the orthodox faith against the Arian heresy. He is also credited to have advanced such Christian theology as the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and is a highly respected saint in the Eastern and Western churches.

Is Divine Liturgy the same as mass?

In the Anglican tradition, Mass is one of many terms for the Eucharist. More frequently, the term used is either Holy Communion, Holy Eucharist, or the Lord’s Supper. Occasionally the term used in Eastern churches, the Divine Liturgy, is also used.

What’s the difference between liturgy and prayer?

Prayer and reflection allow God to work in and through people. The public prayer of the Catholic Church is Liturgy. Originally, the term ‘liturgy’ meant a public work or a service in the name of, or on behalf of, the people.

What religion was St Basil?

St. Basil the Great, Latin Basilius, (born ad 329, Caesarea Mazaca, Cappadocia—died January 1, 379, Caesarea; Western feast day January 2; Eastern feast day January 1), early Church Father who defended the orthodox faith against the Arian heresy.