Item #969 The Byzantine-Slav Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Its Origin and Evolution. Casimir Kucharek.
The Byzantine-Slav Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Its Origin and Evolution

The Byzantine-Slav Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Its Origin and Evolution

Allendale, N.J. Alleluia Press, Jan 1, 1971. 0911726063. Thick 8vo. 9-3/8" x 6-1/2". 836 pp. Green endpapers. Fine book. / Very good plus dust jacket. Item #969
ISBN: 0911726063

This book is divided into two parts. Part One a succinct survey of the Eastern Eucharistic Liturgies during the first four centuries captures the original flavor of early Christianity, its fervor, simplicity and freedom. Though introductory, it smoothes the way to a deeper understanding of the spiritual tradition behind the present Byzantine Liturgy. Part Two deals with the Byzantine-Slav Liturgy in particular. Every ceremony, prayer and act is treated separately in its full historical, liturgical and theological form. Each item gives the reader and insight into the deep, authentic tradition of Eastern Slav spirituality and its Syro-Byzantine antecedents. The Byzantine-Slav Liturgy is profoundly significant to all Eastern Christians, Catholic and Orthodox, who wish to know more about the captivating richness of their Eucharistic celebration and the spirit underlying it. Both Orthodox and Catholics will find themselves on equal, common ground for here they are already one! There is much here to surprise and instruct the Western reader. The East was the cradle of Christianity. Passing irrelevancies in the Church's life have made reforms necessary in the West. These usually have been carried out by a radical recourse to ancient Eastern sources. In clarifying this tradition, the book is invaluable to Latin rite Catholics for understanding their own liturgical reforms.

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