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(Box of 10) - The Angels proclaim, nature rejoices, the shepherds draw near, Christ the Savior of the World, the Second Person of the Trinity has come to be with us. It is the greatest event in the History of the World that brings hope and meaning to life. Inside: The Powers of Heaven declare unto the world that the Savior, Lord, and Master has been born.
Tracing the development of the liturgical celebration of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, Fr. Calivas elegantly describes the theological themes for each day, clarifies the liturgical practices, and provides rubrics for their proper celebration. Through the text the reader can find answers to many questions about Great Week as well as insights into meaningful participation in the services.
At the head of this collection stands a new translation of On Pascha by Melito of Sardis, a liturgical work deriving from Quartodeciman circles in Asia. Alongside this is an extensive introduction and annotation pointing out not only that parallels to Jewish practice, but also offering an analysis of the work in terms of classical rhetoric.
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