Liturgy of St. James
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The Divine Liturgy of St James is the oldest form of the Eucharist in continuous use. It is the ancient liturgy of the Church of Jerusalem and is attributed to the Apostle James the Just, the Brother of the Lord. The liturgy dates from at least the third century, and survives in Greek and Syriac forms. It spread from Jerusalem to areas of the Church where Greek, Georgian, and Armenian was spoken, and into the Churches of Ethiopia and Egypt. Today it is the principal liturgy of the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Syrian Catholic Church, the Indian Orthodox Church, the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, and the Mar Thoma Church. It is often celebrated in Eastern Orthodox Churches on the feast of St James (October 23).
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- The Divine Liturgy of St James (The Monks of New Skete, 1996). ISBN 0935129375.
- John R. K. Fenwick, The Anaphoras of St Basil and St James: An Investigation into Their Common Origin (Orientalia Christiana Analecta, 1992). ISBN 8872102952.
- "Divine Liturgy of James the Apostle and Brother of God": brief introduction and e-text as translated by Archimandrite Ephrem Lash.
- Liturgy of St. James in Ante-Nicene Fathers
- Catholic Encyclopedia: Article in The Catholic Encyclopedia on the "Liturgy of Jerusalem"