Presanctified Liturgy - 02/27/15

The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is a Byzantine Rite liturgical service on the weekdays of Great Lent wherein communion is received from Gifts (the Body and Blood of Christ) that are sanctified (consecrated) in advance, hence its name; this Divine Liturgy has no anaphora (eucharistic prayer). The Presanctified is used on the weekdays (Wed and Fri) of Great Lent, a season of repentence, fasting, and intensified prayer when the more frequent reception of communion is desirable.