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The '''Alexandrian Rite''' is officially called the [[Liturgy]] of [[Mark the Evangelist|Saint Mark]], traditionally regarded as the first bishop of [[Alexandria]]. The Alexandrian Rite contains elements from the liturgy of [[Basil of Caesarea|Saint Basil]], [[Cyril of Alexandria|Saint Cyril the Great]], and [[Gregory Nazianzus|Saint Gregory Nazianzus]]. The Liturgy of Saint Cyril the Great is a modification of the first Alexandrian Liturgy composed by [[Saint Mark]].
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The '''Alexandrian Rite''' is officially called the [[Liturgy]] of [[Apostle Mark|Saint Mark]], traditionally regarded as the first bishop of [[Alexandria]]. The Alexandrian Rite contains elements from the liturgy of [[Basil the Great|Saint Basil]], [[Cyril of Alexandria|Saint Cyril the Great]], and [[Gregory the Theologian|Saint Gregory Nazianzus]]. The Liturgy of Saint Cyril the Great is a modification of the first Alexandrian Liturgy composed by Saint Mark.
  
The Alexandrian Rite is divided into two rites: the [[Coptic Christianity|Coptic Rite]] and the [[Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church|Ge'ez Rite]]. Primarily located in [[Egypt]], The Coptic Rite uses the [[Coptic Language|Coptic]] in its liturgy at both [[Coptic Christianity|Coptic Orthodox Church]] and [[Coptic Catholic Church]]. The Ge'ez Rite is found in [[Ethiopia]], [[Eritrea]], [[Jerusalem]], and [[Somalia]]. It is used at both the [[Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]], the [[Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church|Eritrean Orthodox Church]], and the [[Ethiopian Catholic Church]] in their liturgies.
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The Alexandrian Rite is divided into two rites: the [[Coptic Christianity|Coptic Rite]] and the [[Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church|Ge'ez Rite]]. Primarily located in Egypt, The Coptic Rite uses the [[Coptic Language|Coptic]] in its liturgy at both [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic Orthodox Church]] and [[Coptic Catholic Church]]. The Ge'ez Rite is found in Ethiopia, Eritrea, [[Jerusalem]], and Somalia. It is used at both the [[Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]], the [[Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church|Eritrean Orthodox Church]], and the [[Ethiopian Catholic Church]] in their liturgies.
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==See also==
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[[Liturgy of St. Mark]]
  
 
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* [http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0234.html Eastern Rites: A family tree]
 
* [http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0234.html Eastern Rites: A family tree]
 
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01303b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia]
 
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01303b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia]
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[[Category: Oriental Orthodox]]

Latest revision as of 05:50, April 19, 2009

The Alexandrian Rite is officially called the Liturgy of Saint Mark, traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Alexandria. The Alexandrian Rite contains elements from the liturgy of Saint Basil, Saint Cyril the Great, and Saint Gregory Nazianzus. The Liturgy of Saint Cyril the Great is a modification of the first Alexandrian Liturgy composed by Saint Mark.

The Alexandrian Rite is divided into two rites: the Coptic Rite and the Ge'ez Rite. Primarily located in Egypt, The Coptic Rite uses the Coptic in its liturgy at both Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic Catholic Church. The Ge'ez Rite is found in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Jerusalem, and Somalia. It is used at both the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, the Eritrean Orthodox Church, and the Ethiopian Catholic Church in their liturgies.

See also

Liturgy of St. Mark

Source

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