Theological Studies (179)
Historians have generally accepted the "official" interpretation of the reform of the liturgical books conducted in Muscovite Russia in the mid-seventeenth century as a "correction" made on the basis of the ancient Greek andSlavic sources. In fact, the reform was based exclusively on contemporary sources, chiefly the 1602 Venice Euchologion (Greek) and seventeenth century South-Slavic editions from Kiev and Striatin. Far from being a "return to the sources," or a "correction," the reform consisted simply in the uncritical transposition of contemporary Greek practice onto Russian soil.
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Intended as a sequel to the widely acclaimed and highly popular The Living God, these two volumes of The Incarnate God present a new catechetical model, derived from the Church`s liturgical year. Utilizing scriptural readings, hymns, and icons of the feasts of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, the team of authors, comprised of Orthodox theologians and pastors, draws us deeply into the mysteries of the faith as experienced in the cycle of feasts and fasts which are lived out by the faithful each year.
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In this critical analysis Enrico Mazza concentrates on structure as he traces the evolution of the Eucharistic Prayer (anaphora) from its origins in the ancient Jewish rites and its Christian beginnings in the Didache. He then examines the paleoanaphoras of the early centuries and moves through the origin and progressive development of the larger anaphoric families (Alexandrian, Roman, Antiochene), showing the influence of the Jewish rites on the formation of the Christian texts before arriving finally at the classical anaphoras of the fourth century.
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The purpose of celebrating the Feasts of our Lord throughout the year is to connect our life to Christ, writes the author. This is done each and every year so that we may experience the mystery of Christ personally and grow into Him. Using scripture and passages from the Fathers of the Church on the Feasts of our Lord, Metropolitan Hierotheos, a prolific writer accomplishes this in a remarkably inspiring way.
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In this present work, Father Jean Danielou provides us with a learned, yet readable treatment of the mission of the angels in the economy of salvation. He begins by following a historical order, dealing with the angels in the world before the Incarnation, during our Lord's earthly life, and presiding over the growth and development of the Church. We then have luminous chapters on the guardian angels, on the angels and the sacraments, the spiritual life, death and the second coming. Father Danielou's work is notable for its synthesis which it achieves between the teaching of the Church Fathers and later theological speculation on the angels. It fills a gap of long-standing in theological literature, and may be read with great profit by students and the general public alike.
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This volume, the third in a collection of sermons by Fr Alexander Schmemann, is on a topic that was particularly close to his heart: the Virgin Mary. The Theotokos, as Mary is usually referred to among the Orthodox, figures prominently in Byzantine liturgical worship. While no single service is without one or more references to her, Eastern Orthodox theological manuals have little to say about Mary beyond repeating the primarily Christological titles affirmed by the Third Ecumenical Council — Theotokos, Birthgiver of God.
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