The Gallican Liturgy

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Great diversity evidently existed in the liturgies used in southern Gaul. Lack of documentation, however, makes it difficult to reconstruct some parts of the liturgy. By the ninth century, the Gallican liturgy had become fused with the Roman rite. The spread of Roman influence is clearly shown by early Gallican sources.

Properly speaking, the Gallican rite refers exclusively to the liturgical tradition which emerged in the southern part of Gaul at the beginning of the sixth century, and...


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