This is the fourth volume of a detailed and systematic exposition of the history, canonical structure, doctrine, moral and social teaching, liturgical services, and spiritual life of the Orthodox Church. The purpose of this series is to present Orthodox Christianity as an integrated theological and liturgical system, in which all elements are interconnected. Orthodox worship is precious in that it provides the clear standard of Orthodoxy as a mode of thinking and a way of life (p. XXX). This has been the law of the Church from ancient times: lex orandi, lex credendi, the law of prayer is the law of faith.
About the Author
Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev has authored numerous works on theology and church history, and is an internationally recognized composer of liturgical music. In the words of Patriarch Alexei II of blessed memory, His many years of service to the mother church, his rich creative activity, and his broad perspective enable him to present the tradition of the Orthodox Church in all its diversity.
- Paperback: 382 pages
- Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Pr (July 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0881415529
- ISBN-13: 978-0881415520
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds