Introduction To The Eastern Orthodox Churches

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

The liturgical traditions of the East derive ultimately from the forms of worship used in Antioch and Alexandria. As with all ancient Christian liturgies, the Service of the Word led into the sacramental offering of the Eucharist. The Eastern traditions comprise the East and West Syrian, the Byzantine (including the Greek and Russian Orthodox), the Armenian, and the Coptic/Ethiopian.

The distinction within the ecumenical church between the churches of the East and the churches of the West is...


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