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A Byzantine Monastic Office, A.D. 1105
by Jeffrey C. Anderson and Stefano Parenti
Catholic University of America Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-8132-2838-9 | Cloth: 978-0-8132-2837-2
Library of Congress Classification BX4711.163.B98 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 264.019015

This book centers on a Greek text that was likely compiled in Constantinople, in 1105, for use in one of the monasteries located there. The book is a liturgical psalter, containing the fixed structure (the ordinary) in both the Greek original and in English translation, as well as a description of the hours themselves. The extensive commentary explains the development of the monastic office, and the particular history of the translated manuscript, while brief notes clarify and explain, in a way suitable for non-liturgists, the more-technical aspects of the offices.

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