Wednesday, April 24, 2024 UTC

FEB 12: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY). STRICT FAST AND ABSTINENCE.

bridegroom    FEB 12: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 06:00 PM (Books for the Liturgy are in the Church).

Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/directory

THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE PRESANTIFIED GIFTS E-VERSION (note – this is a “draft,” but if you don’t have a book, it can be a guide for you): PresanctifiedGifts

or you can purchase from Byzantine Seminary Press at the following: https://www.byzantineseminarypress.com/the-divine-liturgy-of-the-presanctified-gifts-peoples-version-with-music/

The first day of the Fast, called Clean or Pure Monday, is a day of strict fasting and praying. It is 48 days before the feast of Pascha. Pure Monday refers to leaving behind sinful attitudes or behavior as well as non-fasting foods.

THE GREAT FAST (from the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh): https://archpitt.org/the-great-lent-a-traditional-custom-of-the-byzantine-rite/

For further information about “fasting,” please see “SPIRITUALITY” tab and “BYZANTINE FASTING.”  Directives for the Great Fast from the Office of the Bishop  which you can read here OR see post about the GREAT FAST.

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is celebrated during the Great Fast, and allows faithful the opportunity to receive Holy Communion on those days when the Eucharistic Sacrifice is not celebrated.   The word “presanctified” indicates that the “gifts” (the Body and Blood of Christ) which are distributed at the service are those consecrated at a previous Eucharist. Information about the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts from the Metropolitan Cantor Institute:  https://mci.archpitt.org/liturgy/DivineLiturgyPresanctifiedGifts.html

THE HOLY LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS ACCORDING TO BYZANTINE RITE TRADITION (from the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh): https://archpitt.org/the-holy-liturgy-of-the-presanctified-gifts-according-to-byzantine-rite-tradition/

 

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