December 22, 2010

A Divine Liturgy of the "Apostolic Constitutions" Celebrated In Cyprus

At the Church of Panagia of Agia Napa at the Metropolis of Constantia and Ammochostou in Cyprus on December 20th, an ancient Divine Liturgy was celebrated. December 20th is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Antioch. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated according to the rubric of the eighth book of the Apostolic Constitutions, which was in use by the Antiochian Church of the early Christian period.

After readings from the Old Testament and New Testament and the prayers and dismissals of the Catechumens, this Divine Liturgy immediately goes to the consecration of the Holy Gifts.

More can be read about this Divine Liturgy here, and more can be read about the Divine Liturgy celebrated in Cyprus on December 20th here which also shows many photos.