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Armenian Rite

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==Celebration of the Eucharist==
The order of the Armenian celebration of the [[Eucharist]] or [[Mass (liturgy)|Mass]] is initially influenced by the [[Syriac Christianity|Syriac]] and [[Cappadocian Fathers|Cappadocian]] Christians, then (from the 5th century A.D. onwards) by [[Liturgy of St. James|Jerusalemites]], then by [[Byzantine Rite|Byzantines]] (from ca. the 10th century) and lastly by the [[Latin Rite|Latins]] in the [[Crusades]]. The Armenians are the only [[Eastern Church]] using wine without added water, and are criticised by the East and West for their seemingly [[monophysite]] beliefs, see ''[[W:Armenian_Orthodox_Church#Miaphysitism_versus_monophysitism|miaphysitism versus monophysitism]]'' in the Armenian Apostolic Church. The Armenians use unleavened bread for the Eucharist.
From all the Armenian language [[Anaphora (liturgy)|anaphora]]s the only one currently in use is the anaphora of [[Athanasius of Alexandria]]. It became the standard anaphora of the Armenian church before the end of the 10th century and is a translation of the Greek version. In research it is often attributed to [[Gregory of Nazianzus]], or to an older version of the Armenian anaphora of [[Basil the Great|St. Basil]] or seen as a composite text.
== Source ==
*[ Wikipedia - Armenian Rite]

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