Alexandrian Liturgy

Alexandrian Liturgy is a title given to that ancient liturgy to which the name of Mark the Evangelist is usually prefixed, believed to be at least as early as the 2d century. Its liturgical peculiarity is the prefixing the Great Intercession for the living and departed to the words and Institution, instead of affixing them to the Invocation of the Holy Ghost, as is the case in liturgies of the Antiochene family, or inserting them between the words of Institution and Invocation, as is the case with the Nestorian. On this liturgy were subsequently founded those of St. Cyril, St. Gregory, and the Coptic community; all of which bear a certain resemblance to the more simple liturgy of Alexandria. SEE LITURGY.

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