Liturgy in Byzantium and Beyond

1st Edition

Robert F. Taft

Routledge
Published July 27, 1995
Reference - 360 Pages
ISBN 9780860784838 - CAT# Y284561
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Summary

Liturgical ritual was a major element of the Christian cultures of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. This was especially true of Byzantium, where court and church ritual, often intertwined, achieved a splendour unparalleled by any other aspect of civic or religious life. In this volume Robert Taft has brought together a series of studies on the formation and development of these rites and on the meaning they had for contemporaries. Particular articles look at the role of Jerusalem, Constantinople, then Mt Athos, in this process, and at the liturgy of St John Chrysostom. Also included are two important studies focusing on the role of the bema in the Syriac Church.

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