Vladimir’s Conversion to Christianity: Divine Providence and the Taking of Kherson
Prestel, David K. pp. 1-21 Description | Full Text PDF
Politics and Hierarchy in the Early Rus' Church: Antonii, a 13th-century Archbishop of Novgorod
Majeska, George P. pp. 23-38 Description | Full Text PDF
Another Look at the Solid Iconostasis in the Russian Orthodox Church
Arida, Robert M. pp. 41-69 Description | Full Text PDF
Round Up the Usuals and a Few Others: Glimpses into the Knowledge, Role, and Use of Church Fathers in Rus' and Russian Monasticism, Late 11th to Early 16th Centuries
Goldfrank, David M. pp. 71-118 Description | Full Text PDF
The Moscow Councils of 1447 to 1589 and the Conciliar Period in Russian Orthodox Church History
Ostrowski, Donald pp. 121-155 Description | Full Text PDF
Cultural Diversity, Imperial Strategies, and the Issue of Faith: Religious Toleration in Early Modern Russia in Comparative Perspective
Arel, Maria Salomon pp. 157-186 Description | Full Text PDF
Praying for the Dead in Muscovy: Kinship Awareness and Orthodox Belief in the Commemorations of Muscovite Royalty
Martin, Russell E. pp. 189-226 Description | Full Text PDF
(Ohio State University. Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, 2016) Spock, Jennifer B.
The breakup of the Soviet Union awoke a renewed fascination in
Russian Orthodoxy that reanimated interest in monasticism and
its cultural impact on Russian history. Yet the modern period had
produced little rigorous research into early Russian Orthodox
monasticism as a spiritual way of life. Among other things, the
organic quality of Orthodox monastic life requires a discussion of
monasteries’ regional contexts and the role of the leader/teacher.
Regional context and spiritual leadership reveal differences among
similar types of communities (such as differences among various
cenobia, or among various sketes) in social make-up, economic
function, and even pious forms. Another important direction to
pursue is to move away from a focus on one type of text toward
the integration of the variety of sources contained in monastic
libraries and archives.
(Ohio State University. Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, 2016) Chrissidis, Nikolaos
The custom of placing a written prayer of absolution in the hands of the deceased right before burial is attested in Russia since medieval times. The text of the prayer varied even after the appearance of printed liturgical books. The essay analyzes the text of the prayer as it crystallized by the 19th century (and is in use to this day) and compares it to Eastern
Orthodox synchōrochartia (patriarchal letters of absolution). The conclusion
is that since the late 19th century (if not before) Russians have been buried with an Eastern Orthodox indulgence.