Based on an exacting investigation into the history of the rite, the author makes compelling proposals for recapturing its original spirit in parish life, at a time when the care of the sick a matter of grave concern. --V. Rev. Fr. M Daniel Findikyan Ph.D. St Nersess Armenian Seminary
Paul Meyendorff is a leading Orthodox specialist in the history, theology and practice of the Orthodox liturgy; The Father Alexander Schmemann Professor of Liturgical Theology at St Vladimir s Orthodox Theological Seminary; the editor of St Vladimir s Orthodox Theological Quarterly; the Series Editor for the Orthodox Liturgy Series; and the author of Russia, Ritual and Reform.