Alexandrian Rite

The Alexandrian Rite is officially called the Liturgy of Saint Mark, traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Alexandria. Their present liturgy contains elements of Byzantine Rite of Saint Basil and the Liturgies of Saints Mark, Cyril, and Gregory Nazianzus. This rite is divided into two rites, that is, The Coptic Rite and the Ge'ez Rite. Primarily located in Egypt, The Coptic Rite uses the Coptic and Arabic language in its liturgy at both Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic Catholic Church. Living in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Jerusalem, and Somalia, The Ge'ez Rite is used at both Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Eritrean Orthodox Church, and Ethiopian Catholic Church in their liturgies.

External links

* [http://www.faswebdesign.com/ECPA/Worship/Mark.html Liturgy of Saint Mark in English]
* [http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0234.html Eastern Rites: A family tree]
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01303b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia]


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