Pastoral Ministry

Rite of tonsure of reader

The Reader in the Orthodox Church

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.
Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov

The Priesthood in Our Time

by V. Rev. Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov. An examination of the three-fold ministry of the priest as teacher, liturgical minister, and shepherd of souls.