Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium

The first full-length, interdisciplinary study of the Greek performing arts - theatre, rhetoric and ritual - between antiquity and the Renaissance.

Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium

Author: Andrew Walker White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107073855

Page: 278

View: 367

The first full-length, interdisciplinary study of the Greek performing arts - theatre, rhetoric and ritual - between antiquity and the Renaissance.

Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium

Although the relationship between religious practices and ritual is not a new field
of inquiry, research into the link ... 104 Andrew Walker White, Performing
Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 5.

Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium

Author: Andrew Mellas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108487599

Page: 222

View: 397

Emotions in Byzantium came to life through hymnody, which invited the faithful to step into a liturgical world of compunction.

Satire in the Middle Byzantine Period

The frivolous imitation of ecclesiastical ritual, roundly condemned by Justinian (
Novel 123.44), had a long history, ... 9 10 11 12 Leyerle, Theatrical Shows, 24–6;
Andrew Walker White, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge, UK,
 ...

Satire in the Middle Byzantine Period

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004442561

Page: 400

View: 842

This volume explores various forms, functions and meanings of satirical texts written in the Middle Byzantine period.

The Eloquence of Art

A. W. White, Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium (Cambridge, 2015);
Marciniak, Greek Drama in Byzantine Times. H. Maguire ('Byzantine rhetoric,
Latin drama and the portrayal of the New Testament', in E. Jeffreys, ed., Rhetoric
in ...

The Eloquence of Art

Author: Andrea Olsen Lam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351185578

Page: 438

View: 709

For those within the fields of art history and Byzantine studies, Professor Henry Maguire needs no introduction. His publications transformed the way art historians approach medieval art through his insightful integration of rhetoric, poetry and non-canonical objects into the study of Byzantine art. His ground-breaking studies of Byzantine art that consider the natural world, magic and imperial imagery, among other themes, have redefined the ways medieval art is interpreted. From notable monuments to small-scale and privately used objects, Maguire’s work has guided a generation of scholars to new conclusions about the place of art and its function in Byzantium. In this volume, 23 of Henry Maguire’s colleagues and friends have contributed papers in his honour, resulting in studies that reflect the broad range of his scholarly interests.

Dissertations on subjects relating to the Orthodox or Eastern Catholic Communion

... we come to an imitative period ; in which the ceremonial of the Byzantine Court
, with all its hyperbole and hypocrisy ... proper performance of them , men
commonly fell into a perfunctory and merely external performance of the ritual , or
of ...

Dissertations on subjects relating to the    Orthodox    or    Eastern Catholic    Communion

Author: William PALMER (M.A., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Images from the Byzantine Periphery

Strange as it may seem , Catholics converted to the Orthodox faith in Cyprus
during the decade following the Council of Florence . They were numerous ... The
first was issued in 1521 by Pope Leo I ; it forbade Latin priests from performing
services in Orthodox churches . ... Orthodox ritual , for as a declaration of faith he
4 .

Images from the Byzantine Periphery

Author: Efthalia C. Constantinides

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 293

View: 994

Byzantine Studies

This component of the Ritual certainly signals inequality interpretable as
submission , as we see in the sixteenth - century ... 22 If inequality is indeed
signaled at the immediate level of performance by the tsar , then it is purposeful
inequality , designed to ... our most pious autocrats deign to be in it , in order to
show the Orthodox people the image of their humility and submission before
Christ the Lord .

Byzantine Studies

Author: Henrik Birnbaum

Publisher: Aristide d Caratzas Pub

ISBN:

Page: 188

View: 460

Ritual Performance and the Senses

By contrast, in Byzantium, touch and seeing were to a large extent equivalent and
interchangeable. ... performance tied in with other aspects of the liturgy of the
Byzantine Eastern Orthodox Church, such as the use of incense, to produce a ...

Ritual  Performance and the Senses

Author: Jon P. Mitchell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0857854968

Page: 240

View: 107

Ritual has long been a central concept in anthropological theories of religious transmission. Ritual, Performance and the Senses offers a new understanding of how ritual enables religious representations – ideas, beliefs, values – to be shared among participants. Focusing on the body and the experiential nature of ritual, the book brings together insights from three distinct areas of study: cognitive/neuroanthropology, performance studies and the anthropology of the senses. Eight chapters by scholars from each of these sub-disciplines investigate different aspects of embodied religious practice, ranging from philosophical discussions of belief to explorations of the biological processes taking place in the brain itself. Case studies range from miracles and visionary activity in Catholic Malta to meditative practices in theatrical performance and include three pilgrimage sites: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the festival of Ramlila in Ramnagar, India and the mountain shrine of the Lord of the Shiny Snow in Andean Peru. Understanding ritual allows us to understand processes at the very centre of human social life and humanity itself, making this an invaluable text for students and scholars in anthropology, cognitive science, performance studies and religious studies.

Performing Ecstasies

Music, Dance, and Ritual in the Mediterranean Luisa Del Giudice, Nancy
Elizabeth Van Deusen ... St . Constantine , who in Greek Orthodox tradition is
considered to be the founder of the Byzantine Empire and the savior of Christian
religion .

Performing Ecstasies

Author: Luisa Del Giudice

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 294

View: 210

Beholding the Sacred Mysteries

At the same time at which Orthodox Christians questioned the essence of the
eucharistic sacrifice , Byzantium was ... rubrics for this portion of the liturgy shows
that celebrants were not held to a single manner of ritual performance . Changes
in ...

Beholding the Sacred Mysteries

Author: Sharon E. J. Gerstel

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295978000

Page: 213

View: 293

Sharon Gerstel evokes a wide range of written and painted sources in order to analyze the decoration of the Byzantine sanctuary from the perspective of its contemporary viewer, from monk to liturgical celebrant, from bishop to lay worshipper. In a new presentation of the sanctuary program, the author reveals to the modern reader what was and even today is manifest only to the clergy. In medieval Byzantium an artistic program developed behind the sanctuary screen for priests, whose actions and words were reflected in the painted decorations. Lay people were permitted to view certain parts of the painted program and the eucharistic celebration, but the sanctuary was increasingly obscured from them by curtains and icons. This book explores monuments from a single region (Macedonia) that range over a span of three hundred years (1028-1328). This period encompasses the beginnings of the new program, its establishment, and its expansion, and in the absence of surviving monuments from the Byzantine capital, Macedonia (now divided among Greece, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslavian Republic that bears its name) contains an unbroken sequence of decorated churches. This detailed examination of a related group of monuments demonstrates the varying popularity of certain subjects and details of decoration, and how innovative approaches to Christian iconography were passed between painters and churches.

Traditions Encounters

During the seventeenth century the Russian Orthodox church experienced a
bitter dispute between reformers who sought to adapt ritual and liturgy from ...
because community members receive divine grace not as individuals , but by
meeting and performing rituals together . ... the Kremlin in Moscow , churches in
the Byzantine was the most prominent seat of authority in the Russian Orthodox
style .

Traditions   Encounters

Author: Jerry H. Bentley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780072489934

Page: 1169

View: 927

The Legend of the Novgorodian White Cowl

Maybe the performance of the ritual within the Palm Sunday procession in
Novgorod ( which , as all investigators agree , influenced the ... 1-45 , passim )
who constantly stresses the emulation in Russia of the Byzantine installation
ceremony , also notes some differences ... of a bishop of the Russian Orthodox
Church do not include references to the performance of the Strator Service on
this occasion .

The Legend of the Novgorodian White Cowl

Author: Miroslav Labunka

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 339

View: 486

The Oxford Companion to Australian Music

The reg - ular services of the Greek Orthodox church ( first estab - lished at Surry
Hills , Sydney , in 1898 ; a Metropolis ... of ritual monodic Byzantine ecclesiastical
hymns , and the Greek community also supports amateur choirs which perform ...

The Oxford Companion to Australian Music

Author: Warren Arthur Bebbington

Publisher: Melbourne : Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Page: 608

View: 139

The Oxford Companion to Australian Music is a reference work that will be of interest to music lovers as well as of use to musicians, scholars and students. To date no volume has combined an account of Australia's music with biographical information about its musicians, a critical guide totheir works, publishers and recordings, and a guide to the burgeoning literature in the field.With more than 2,000 entries, the Companion ranges across a wide spectrum, from ancient Aboriginal traditions and European-derived orchestral, operatic and concert music, to Australian folk jazz, country, popular, rock, electronic and experimental music. It covers the music not only of mainstreamaudiences but also of Australia's religious denominations and recent migrant communities. Special attention is given to the distinctive features of Australian musical life: its reliance on government support rather than private or ecclesiastical patronage, its unquenchable appetite for eisteddfods,choral societies and bands; the shadow cast by European traditions; the vicissitudes of its attitudes towards composers; the late development of music criticism and scholarship; and the role of regional cities and towns.There are numerous entries on Aboriginal subjects and on key musical organizations and considerable space is given to a series of longer entries covering musical works, institutions, genres, instruments, terms, and many of the historical contexts of Australian music. These key essays offer anauthoritative framework for a better understanding of the shape and originality of music-making in Australia.

The Past is Always Present

The Revival of the Byzantine Musical Tradition at Mount Athos Tore Tvarnø Lind
... book represents an ethnographic encounter with Greek Orthodox monks and
their music. ... relegated to the past (ritual and performance practices in the
Byzantine and post-Byzantine eras).3 Through conversations with monks and
living with ...

The Past is Always Present

Author: Tore Tvarnø Lind

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810881470

Page: 241

View: 656

In The Past Is Always Present, Tore Tvarno Lind examines the musical revival of Greek Orthodox chant at the monastery of Vatopaidi within the monastic society of Mount Athos, Greece. In particular, Lind focuses on the musical activities at the monastery and the meaning of the past in the monks' efforts at improving their musical performance practice through an emphasis on tradition. Based on a decade of intense fieldwork and extensive interviews with members of Athos' monastic community, Lind covers a vast array of topics. From musical notation and the Greek oral tradition to CD covers and music production, the tension between tradition and modernity in the musical activity of the Athonite community raises a clear challenge to the quest to bring together Orthodox spirituality and quietude with musical production. The Past Is Always Present addresses all of these matters by focusing on the significance and meaning of the local chanting style. As Lind argues, Byzantine chant cannot be fully grasped in musicological terms alone, outside the context of prayer. Yet because chant is fundamentally a way of communicating with God, the sound generated must be exactly right, pushing issues of music notation, theory, and performance practice to the forefront. Byzantine chant, Lind ultimately argues, is a modern phenomenon as the monastic communities of Mount Athos negotiate with the realities of modern Orthodox identity in Greece. By reporting on the musical revival activities of this remarkable community through the topics of notation, musical theory, drone-singing, and spiritual silence, Lind looks at the ways in which Athonite heritage is shaped, touching upon the Byzantine chant's contemporary relationship with practice of pilgrimage and the phenomenon of religious tourism. Offering unique insights into the monastic culture at Mount Athos, The Past Is Always Present is for those especially interested in sacred music, past and present Greek culture, monastic life, religious tourism, and the fields of ethnomusicology and anthropology."

Discipline and Diversity

38 The message of orthodoxy was also graphically communicated in Byzantine
church decoration and icons at a ... The ritual burning or destruction of heretical
books is a further example of display and performance , and again there are ...

Discipline and Diversity

Author: Ecclesiastical History Society. Summer Meeting

Publisher: Ecclesiastical History Society

ISBN:

Page: 427

View: 605

New essays on a central dichotomy of history and theology, the need to reconcile the diversity of the Church with a unifying discipline.

Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire

Mostly , the unaccompanied chants of the Eastern Orthodox rite is what we know
of Byzantine music . ... It was only in the last half of the twelfth century that the full
system of In the early Byzantine period performing on musical instruments was
connected with prostitution ... Such ritual chants , unaccompanied by instruments
, were used by Jews , Egyptian Christians , Mozarabs and various Asian religions
.

Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire

Author: Jennifer Lawler

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 366

View: 999

Containing more than fifteen hundred entries, an encyclopedia of life in Eastern Europe during the Middle Ages includes genealogies of Byzantine rulers, a chronology of emperors, and maps of the Empire at various stages.