In light of another recent attempt to read contemporary mores into ancient Byzantine rites, we offer to our readers this review of a study rooted in true scholarship -- Claudia Rapp's Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium
A thorough and sober examination of recent and ongoing attempts to rewrite the history surrounding controversial and enigmatic Grigory Efimovich Rasputin, by the noted historian of the Russian Church, D.P. Anashkin.
We offer here the work of a seminary graduate and ordained reader summarizing the historical basis and canonical responsibilities of the office of Reader. This article first appeared in Russian in Православный Путь for 2005 and was subsequently featured in Orthodox Life Vol. 62.1.