Third edition of Divine Liturgy book available

Alumnus Archpriest Steven Kostoff, Class of 1981 (Master of Divinity)

The third edition of The Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church: Meaning, Preparation and Practice, written by Alumnus Archpriest Steven Kostoff, rector of Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, is now available for purchase online.

This slim but richly insightful guide to the pinnacle of Orthodox Christian worship expresses the renewal of “liturgical theology” as set forth by the late Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann (Dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 1962–1983), who defined this field of interest as “the elucidation of the meaning of worship.” 

Uniting Scripture, theology, and doxology, while engaging in a practical discussion of liturgical actions within church services, Fr. Steven helps readers understand and enter into the heart of worship as “the revelation and expression of our Orthodox Faith.” This third edition also features a new epilogue by the author, titled, “Great Vespers and Christian Martyria,” and a new article titled “Eucharistic Beings.”

Father Steven Kostoff is a frequent contributor to the Seminary’s Synaxis Blog.

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