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In his classic introduction to Byzantine Orthodox liturgies, King examines the liturgies of the Oriental Orthodox churches. In this volume the Byzantine rite is considered. The rite is described and given a context in the setting of its native church.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-099-0
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 136
Publication Date: Feb 13,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 258
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-099-0
$92.00

The classic introduction to Eastern Orthodox liturgies, King’s two-volume, The Rites of Eastern Christendom has been a scarce source for too many years. Gorgias Press has brought this title back into circulation. For those whose interest lies in specific Orthodox Churches, Analecta Gorgiana offers the opportunity to purchase individual fascicles of King’s magisterial study. The text presents some historical background to each church to provide an appropriate setting, including a description of the church’s hierarchy, architecture, and liturgical furnishings. This volume contains his description of the Byzantine Rite. A resource that no student of Eastern Christianity can afford to be without, King’s work has yet to be surpassed as an accessible introduction to a complex subject.

Archdale Arthur King (1890-1972) was a priest and renowned liturgist as well as one time vicar of Holy Trinity, Reading.

The classic introduction to Eastern Orthodox liturgies, King’s two-volume, The Rites of Eastern Christendom has been a scarce source for too many years. Gorgias Press has brought this title back into circulation. For those whose interest lies in specific Orthodox Churches, Analecta Gorgiana offers the opportunity to purchase individual fascicles of King’s magisterial study. The text presents some historical background to each church to provide an appropriate setting, including a description of the church’s hierarchy, architecture, and liturgical furnishings. This volume contains his description of the Byzantine Rite. A resource that no student of Eastern Christianity can afford to be without, King’s work has yet to be surpassed as an accessible introduction to a complex subject.

Archdale Arthur King (1890-1972) was a priest and renowned liturgist as well as one time vicar of Holy Trinity, Reading.

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