Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Could Clement of Alexandria's Role in Jerusalem Have Included Establishing the Alexandrian Liturgy There?

Here is what Alexander of Jerusalem says about his role in Jerusalem in a letter to the Antiochene Church about his impending visit in the Syrian capitol:

By the providence of God he [Clement] hath been with us [the Jerusalem Patriarchate], and hath much established and augmented the Church. [HE 6.11]

What else can 'establishing' the Jerusalem Church imply other than having a role in establishing, modifying or introducing its liturgy?

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