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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.
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.