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Joint Liturgical Studies 45

The forgotten Eucharistic Prayers of East Syria

Although each of the four great Syrian communions – Syrian Orthodox, Maronite, Melkite and the East Syrian (Church of the East, Chaldean and Syro-Malabar) – have distinctive liturgical traditions, it is the latter which in recent decades has attracted considerable attention from liturgical scholars, and has been the subject of many articles and studies. This may be in part because the East Syrian Church (or Church of the East), existing mainly in the Persian Empire, perceived as being less hellenized than its sister Syrian churches, and as having retained more Semitic traits and ‘primitive’ elements.

Bryan D Spinks