Goar, Jacques

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Historian of Eastern liturgies; b. Paris, 1601; d. Sept. 23, 1653. He joined the Dominican Order in 1619. As prior of Chios in Greece, he studied the Greek liturgy for nine years. In 1637 he was prior of St. Sixtus in Rome and in 1642 at Paris. Of his many works on the Greek rite, his greatest was Euchologium seu Rituale Graecorum (Paris 1647), which has not yet been superseded. It reproduces the original texts and provides a Latin translation and valuable notes.

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