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A Manual of the Orthodox Church's Divine Services (Paperback)

P&S History > Theology & Religion > Christianity P&S History > Theology & Religion > Modern Theology

Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 11 Illustrations, black and white
ISBN: 9780884654926
Published: 13th June 2023
Casemate UK Academic

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This comprehensive work represents a complete but accessible survey of everything related to the Orthodox Church's divine services and is helpfully illustrated throughout. The author begins with a discussion of the nature and origin of Divine worship. He describes the church building, the clergy who perform divine services and their vestments, and the cycles of public worship. The services of Great Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy are reviewed in detail, as are festal services, and different services of need: Baptism and Chrismation, Confession, Ordination, Matrimony, Unction, Prayer Services, Monastic Tonsure and Burial, and the Consecration of a Church. The reader will also find a rare discussion of the rite of the Coronation and Anointing of the Tsar.
This manual was originally translated and printed before the Russian Revolution. It is suitable both as an introduction to Orthodox worship for the inquirer and as a convenient handbook for those already familiar with the intricacies of Orthodox services.

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