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This Sun­day marked the com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Holy Apos­tle James, Broth­er of the Lord and first Bish­op in Jerusalem. In keep­ing with annu­al tra­di­tion, the Litur­gy of St James was served on this day at Holy Trin­i­ty Monastery.

This ancient rite is often mis­un­der­stood so Dr Vitaly Per­mi­akov, an expert in the Jerusalem rite and asso­ciate pro­fes­sor at Holy Trin­i­ty Ortho­dox Sem­i­nary, field­ed ques­tions in a live online event. The dis­cus­sion was mod­er­at­ed by Nicholas Kotar.

About the Participants

Dr Vitaly Per­mi­akov is Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Dog­mat­ic and Litur­gi­cal The­ol­o­gy at Holy Trin­i­ty Sem­i­nary and man­ag­ing edi­tor of the Holy Trin­i­ty Sem­i­nary Press.  He holds a Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame.

Nicholas Kotar is an author of epic fan­ta­sy inspired by Russ­ian fairy tales, trans­la­tor from Russ­ian into Eng­lish, and con­duc­tor of Russ­ian sacred choral music. He num­bers sev­er­al Holy Trin­i­ty Pub­li­ca­tions titles among his trans­la­tions. Make sure to check out his blog, where he posts reg­u­lar­ly on Russ­ian reli­gious tra­di­tions, cul­ture, and his­to­ry. His nov­el The Song of The Sirin is avail­able now.