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The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (also called the “Presanctified Liturgy”) is a seasonal church service celebrated for praise to God and the distribution of Holy Communion (“Holy Gifts”) on the weekdays of Great Lent. The Presanctified Liturgy takes the place of the Divine Liturgy because the festive, paschal nature of the Divine Liturgy is not in harmony with the more subdued, repentant spirit of Great Lent. It is a Eucharistic “synaxis” (church assembly) where the Body and Blood of Christ are consecrated the Sunday before.