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The encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Author: John Anthony McGuckin
Publisher: Maldin, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2011.
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With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume En cyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Maldin, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
(DLC) 2010029190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Anthony McGuckin
ISBN: 9781444392531 1444392530
OCLC Number: 703879220
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Multivol. Ref/Humanities) 2011
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 833 pages) : photographs, portraits, illustrations, maps
Contents: Africa, Orthodoxy in Akathistos Albania, Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Patriarchate of Ambo Amnos Anagnostes (Reader) Analogion Anaphora Anastasimatarion Angels Anglicanism, Orthodoxy and Anointing of the Sick Antidoron Antimension Antioch, Patriarchate of Apodeipnon Apodosis Apolysis Apolytikion Apophaticism Aposticha Apostolic Succession Archdeacon Architecture, Orthodox Church Arianism Armenian Christianity Artoklasia Artophorion Asceticism Assyrian Apostolic Church of the East Asterisk Australasia, Orthodox Church in Baptism Barlaam of Calabria (ca. 1290 1348) Berdiaev, Nikolai A. (1874 1948) Bible Bioethics, Orthodoxy and Blessing Rituals Bogomils Bulgakov, Sergius (Sergei) (1871 1944) Bulgaria, Patriarchal Orthodox Church of Caerularios, Michael (d. 1059) Calendar Canon (Liturgical) Canon Law Canonization Cappadocian Fathers Catechumens Charity Chastity Cheesefare (Sunday of) Cherubikon China, Autonomous Orthodox Church of Chorepiscopos Chrismation Christ Church (Orthodox Ecclesiology) Communion of Saints Confession Constantinople, Patriarchate of Contemporary Orthodox Theology Coptic Orthodoxy Council of Chalcedon (451) Council of Constantinople I (381) Council of Constantinople II (553) Council of Constantinople III (680 681) Council of Ephesus (431) Council of Nicea I (325) Council of Nicea II (787) Cross Cyprus, Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Cyril Lukaris, Patriarch of Constantinople (1572 1638) Czech Lands and Slovakia, Orthodox Church of Deacon Deaconess Death (and Funeral) Deification Deisis Desert Fathers and Mothers Diakonikon Divine Liturgy, Orthodox Dormition Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich (1821 1881) Doxastikon Eastern Catholic Churches Ecology Ecumenical Councils Ecumenism, Orthodoxy and Education Eiletarion Eileton Ekphonesis Elder (Starets) Eleousa (Umilenie) Eothina Epiclesis Episcopacy Epitrachelion Eschatology Estonia, Orthodox Church in Ethics Eucharist Euchologion Evangelism Evlogitaria Exaposteilarion Exarch Excommunication Exorcism Fasting Fatherhood of God Feasts Filioque Finland, Autonomous Orthodox Church of Florence, Council of (1438 1439) Florensky, Pavel Alexandrovich (1882 1937) Florovsky, Georges V. (1893 1979) Fools, Holy Georgia, Patriarchal Orthodox Church of Glykophilousa Gnosticism Gospel Grace Great Week Greece, Orthodox Church of Hades Hagiography Healing Heirmologion Heresy Hesychasm Hexapsalmoi Hieratikon Hodegitria Holy Spirit Holy Trinity Horologion Humanity Hymnography Hypakoe Iasi (Jassy), Synod of (1642) Iconoclasm Iconography, Styles of Iconostasis Icons Idiomelon Imiaslavie Incarnation (of the Logos) Incense Islam, Orthodoxy and Japan, Autonomous Orthodox Church of Jeremias II, Patriarch (1572 1595) Jerusalem, Patriarchate of Jesus Prayer Judaism, Orthodoxy and Judgment Kalymauchion Katavasia Kathisma Kazakhstan, Orthodoxy in Khomiakov, Aleksey S. (1804 1860) Kollyva Kollyvadic Fathers Kontakion Lance Latvia, Orthodoxy in Lithuania, Orthodoxy in Liturgical Books Logos Theology Lossky, Vladimir (1903 1958) Love Lyons, Council of (1274) Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Mandorla Maronites Marriage Maximus the Greek (1470 1555) Megalomartyr Saints Men, Alexander (1935 1990) Menaion Mesonyktikon Metanie (Metanoia) Meteora Military Saints Miracles Moghila, Peter (1596 1646) Moldova, Orthodoxy in Monasticism Monophysitism (including Miaphysitism) Monothelitism Mount Athos Music (Sacred) Myrobletes Saints Mystery (Sacrament) Name (Name Day) Nativity of the Lord Nativity of the Theotokos Nestorianism New Martyrs Newly Revealed Saints Niptic Books (Paterika) Non-Possessors (Nil Sorskii) Ode Oktoechos Old Believers Old Testament Optina Ordination Oriental Orthodox Original Sin Orthodoxy and World Religions Orthros (Matins) Ottoman Yoke Panagia Pantocrator Icon Papacy Paradise Paraklesis Paraklitike Parousia Passion Bearers Patristics Pentarchy Pentecost, Feast of Pentekostarion Perichoresis Phelonion Philokalia Philosophy Pilgrim, Way of the Platytera Poland, Orthodox Church of Pontike, Evagrios (ca. 345 399) Possessors (Joseph of Volotsk) Prayer Priesthood Prokeimenon Proskomedie (Prothesis) Protecting Veil Protodeacon Psaltes (Cantor) Psilanthropism Psychosabbaton Quinisext Council (Council in Trullo) (692) Relics Repentance Resurrection Rhipidion (Fan) Romania, Patriarchal Orthodox Church of Rome, Ancient Patriarchate of Royal Doors Russia, Patriarchal Orthodox Church of Scholarios, George (Gennadios) (ca. 1403 1472) Semandron Serbia, Patriarchal Orthodox Church of Sexual Ethics Sinai, Autocephalous Church of Solovyov, Vladimir (1853 1900) Sophiology Sophrony, Archimandrite (1896 1993) Soteriology St. Andrei Rublev (ca. 1360 1430) St. Antony of Egypt (the Great) (ca. 251 356) St. Athanasius of Alexandria (ca. 293 373) St. Augustine of Hippo (354 430) St. Basil of Caesarea (Basil the Great) (330 379) St. Constantine the Emperor (ca. 271 337) St. Cyril of Alexandria (ca. 378 444) St. Dionysius the Areopagite St. Dorotheos of Gaza (6th c.) St. Elizaveta Feodorovna (1864 1918) St. Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306 373/379) St. Filaret (Philaret) Drozdov (1782 1867) St. Gregory of Nazianzus (Gregory the Theologian) (329 390) St. Gregory Palamas (1296 1359) St. Gregory the Great, Pope (ca. 540 604) St. Ignatius Brianchaninov (1807 1867) St. Isaac the Syrian (7th c.) St. John Cassian (ca. 360 ca. 435) St. John Chrysostom (349 407) St. John Klimakos (ca. 579 ca. 659) St. John of Damascus (ca. 675 ca. 750) St. Macarius (4th c.) St. Mark of Ephesus (1392 1445) St. Maximos the Confessor (580 662) St. Nicholas Cabasilas (ca. 1322 ca. 1391) St. Nicholas the Wonderworker St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite (1749 1809) St. Paisy Velichovsky (1722 1794) St. Photios the Great (ca. 810 ca. 893) St. Romanos the Melodist (6th c.) St. Seraphim of Sarov (1759 1833) St. Sergius of Radonezh (1314 1392) St. Silouan of Athos (1866 1938) St. Symeon the New Theologian (949 1022) St. Theodore the Studite (759 826) St. Theophan (Govorov) the Recluse (1815 1894) St. Tikhon (Belavin) (1865 1925) St. Tikhon of Zadonsk (1724 1783) St niloae, Dumitru (1903 1993) Stavrophore Stethatos, Niketas (ca. 1005 1085) Sticharion Sticheron Sts. Barsanuphius and John (6th c.) Sts. Constantine (Cyril) (ca. 826 869) and Methodios (815 885) Stylite Saints Syrian Orthodox Churches Theophan the Greek (ca. 1340 1410) Theophany, Feast of Theophylact of Ohrid (ca. 1050 1108) Theotokion Theotokos, the Blessed Virgin Tradition Triodion Troparion Ukraine, Orthodoxy in the United States of America, Orthodoxy in the Unmercenary Saints Vespers (Hesperinos) Vestments Virgins War Wealth Western Europe, Orthodoxy in Widows Women in Orthodoxy Appendix: Foundational Documents of Orthodox Theology
Responsibility: edited by John Anthony McGuckin.


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