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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Rites, Greek

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Any rite, i.e.,the form or arrangement of liturgical services, derived from the rites or liturgies originally celebrated in Greek in Antioch and Alexandria, regardless of the language in which it is now used. The following table shows the various Greek rites and the Churches which use them.


  • (1) Pure, survives only in the "Apostolic Constitutions"
  • (2) Modified at Jerusalem in the Liturgy of Saint James
  • (a) Greek Saint James, used once a year by the Orthodox
  • (b) Syriac Saint James (Jacobites and Catholic Syrians)
  • (c) Maronite Rite
  • (3) Chaldean Rite (Nestorians and Chaldean Uniats)
  • (a) Malabar Rite (Uniats and non-Uniats of Malabar)
  • (4) Byzantine Rite (Orthodox, Bulgarians, Byzantine Uniats, and Bulgarian Uniats)
  • (5) Armenian Rite (Uniat and non-Uniat Armenians)


  • (1)
  • (a) Greek Liturgy of Saint Mark; no longer used
  • (b) Coptic Liturgies of Saint Cyril, Saint Basil and Saint Gregory Nazianzus (Uniat and non-Uniat Copts)
  • (2) AEthiopic Liturgy (non-Uniat Abyssinians)

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Entry for 'Rites, Greek'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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