Letter on the Liturgy

Of His Beatitude, Patriarch Gregorios III,
Of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem
For the Melkite Greek Catholic Church
To all of you, dear brothers and sisters,
Your Graces the bishops,
Superiors General, Mothers General,
priests, deacons, monks, nuns
and all the sons and daughters
of our Melkite Greek Catholic parishes
in Arab countries, countries of emigration
and throughout the world.

The liturgical books of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church have appeared with a new form over the last fifteen years. The Synod gave its agreement to these books and they appeared with a patriarchal decree.
These books contain theological, liturgical and spiritual prefaces, together with practical advice which helps those who pray to understand the liturgical services and celebrate them properly.
Now after the appearance of these books we have found it suitable and even necessary to publish this letter and incorporate into it all the subject matter and themes relating to the liturgy, so that it can be a reference point…

Read the letter from the Patriarch.