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Changes in the Order of the Liturgy in the Orthodox Church in America
The Synod of the Orthodox Church in America changed the Anaphora of the Liturgy of Basil the Great and the ordination of the Communion for the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
1) In the liturgy of Sts. Basil the Great from anaphora removed the inscription "having laid down your Holy Spirit." The three "amen" will now be pronounced after the words "poured out over the belly of the world". The insert moved to anaphora svt. Basil the Great from anaphora svt. John Chrysostom. This insert is the famous pre-revolutionary Russian church historian prof. V.V. Bolotov called "slander against the Holy. Basil and his Athenian education. " At Greeks this insert in due time strongly criticized прп. Nicodemus of the Holy Trinity.
2) In the performance of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, the Orthodox Church in America will now adhere to the universal, and not Russian (coming from St. Peter the Grave) tradition in relation to the contents of the Chalice. "In accordance with the ancient, universal tradition of the Church, when the pre-sanctified Lamb plunges into the chalice during the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, the wine dissolved in water truly becomes the honest Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ." Accordingly, the priests and deacons, servants or communioners for the pre-consecrated Liturgy, should receive communion from the Holy. Bowls in the same manner and with the same words as the liturgies of the Holy. John Chrysostom and Basil the Great. The priest or deacon who will consume the Gifts must also partake of the Chalice. It should be added that there are no grounds for refusing to receive Communion for the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.