Rite of Jerusalem

The liturgical rite of Jerusalem, as the name indicates, developed and was practised primarily in the Holy City itself. The physical and organising centre of this rite was the Cathedral of Jerusalem, a complex of churches built around the cross and the tomb of Christ. Festal offices were celebrated in the Martyrium basilica (or other churches of the city) and daily offices in the Anastasis rotonda (the Church of the Resurrection, also called the Church of the Holy Sepulchre). In addition, Jerusalem was the home of many other important churches, for instance the Sion church (the ancient cathedral) and the Nea, the magnificent new Theotokos (The ‘God-Bearer’ Mary) church of the 6th...

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