Presanctified Liturgy Served by Bishop Luke using the ‘Ludwell’ Translation
March 27th. 2019

On March 14/27, 2019, 'The Divine and Holy Liturgy of St Gregory the Dialogist', more commonly known today as the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts, was celebrated by His Grace, Bishop Luke of Syracuse, in the Dormition (cemetery) Chapel at Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY.

His Grace, along with the serving deacon & the Seminary choir, used what is believed to be the earliest English language translation of this service in existence, dating back to 1761, and translated (from the Greek) by Colonel Phillip Ludwell, III (1716-1767), a little-known, but remarkably significant figure in pre-revolutionary America.

For additional information on the life of Colonel Phillip Ludwell III, and what part he played, not only in the overall story of 18th century America, but in the early story of the presence of Orthodoxy in the Americas of  that era, please visit the website of 'The Associates of Colonel Philip Ludwell, III' at

The Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
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