The Presanctified Liturgy in Hong Kong
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Presanctified Liturgy will be performed at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong at 18.30 pm.
The History and Rite of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
A reference point in the typiko of Great Lent is the communion of the Presanctified Precious Gifts. The discordance between the festal and joyful nature of the celebration of the Divine Eucharist and the compunction of Great Lent makes it inappropriate to celebrate the bloodless sacrifice on fast days. And yet, the importance of Holy Communion for the spiritual struggle of the faithful has established participation in the Presanctified Gifts even on such days.