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Low mass / said services
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:36:44 AM »
Metropolitan Kallistos Ware in The Orthodox Church declares the relative lack of these services in Eastern Orthodoxy, and the same is true of the Oriental rites as far as I know.

However, do any Western Rite Orthodox carry on the Catholic and Anglican tradition of the "low mass" or the "Said service"?   Basically Mattins, Evensong or the Eucharist read aloud from the BCP with no music.

Latin Rite low masses traditionally were not even read aloud, but were mostly silent aside from a few portions (the words of institution, Sacring Bells, and so on).   The exception was in France, where it was customary for the organ to be played during the mass.
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