Liturgy of St. James
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I wonder if others who have entered the BOC have had the same experience as myself on this subject? One of the greatest joys, and indeed comforts, of conversion, has been the experience of the Liturgy of St. James. I have read some of the back issues in the GR to get some of the background to the Liturgy, but would love to know even more.
It is, as the various articles show, one of the oldest of the Liturgies. I find it astonishingly moving. Do we know how close to the original Eucharist it is? Some accounts say that it is a fusion of the very earliest Liturgy, St. Mark, with the Anaphora of St. Basil. Those here more knowledgeable than I will, perhaps, be able to enlighten us.
Do others share my love of this ancient and sonorous Liturgy?
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)