Liturgy Development

Events

Christians met in Temple and Synagogues (liturgical)

33 AD - 70 AD

Last Supper and Resurrection

33 AD

Didache - Kind of Describes liturgy

50 AD - 120
  1. Fast Wed and Fri
  2. Pray the Lord's Prayer 3x a day
  3. Eucharist - Only to baptized believers
  4. Gather on Sunday

"House Churches" and Synagogues

70 AD - 313

Not like sitting around in your living room. They were houses converted into churches

Jewish Temple Destroyed

70 AD

Justin Martyr - Describes liturgy

155
  1. Gather Together
  2. Reading of scripture
  3. Homily
  4. Pray for Self and Others (found righteous by actions to attain salvation)
  5. Kiss of Peace
  6. Prayer of Thanksgiving
  7. Amen
  8. Eucharist

Pretty Good Idea of which books are accepted as NT "Scripture"

180

Dura-Europos "house church" in Syria with Icons

232

Hymn to Theotokos (part of Coptic Liturgy)

Approx. 250 - Approx. 280

Beneath Thy Protection (Greek: Ὑπὸ τὴν σὴν εὐσπλαγχνίαν; Latin: Sub tuum præsidium) is the oldest preserved extant hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Theotokos.

Codex Vaticanus

Approx. 300 - Approx. 325

Liturgy of St Mark

300 - 400

From Early Church in Jerusalem

Edict of Milan - Christianity legalized

313

Nicene Creed

325

Liturgy of St. Basil

Approx. 341 - Approx. 345

Cyril of Jerusalem - Mystagogic Catecheses

350 - Approx. 386

Taught about a liturgy that was already in practice

Liturgy of St James

350 - 450

From Early Church in Jerusalem

Liturgy of John Chrysostom (Refinement of Earlier Liturgy)

398 - 404

Nestorian Schism (Church of the East)

Approx. 431 - Approx. 544

Monophysite Schism (Oriental Orthodox)

451

Liturgy of Addai and Mari

600 - 700

Assyrian Church of the East Liturgy

Great Schism

1054

Protestant Reformation

1517