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Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources - Volume 3
Liturgical Press / 2009 / Hardcover
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Worship in the Early Church is a four-volume collection of excerpts from early Christian writings which describe the liturgical practices of the Eastern and Western Churches, from its Jewish beginnings through the end of the sixth century. This thoroughly documented collection includes doctrinal and historical treatises, scriptural commentaries, sermons, letters, synodal legislation, early church orders, monastic rules, baptismal as well as funeral epigrams. Each of the major selections is preceded by a short introduction which includes further background material such as dates and country of origin.
Volume Three includes writings from the Fifth Century Western Church with selections from Augustine of Hippo, Arnobius the Younger, Pope Innocent I, Peter Chrysologus, Pope Leo I, Maximus of Turin, Pope Gelasius, Faustus of Riez, and a collection of canons known as the Statuta ecclesiae antiqua. Writings from the East include selections from Theodore of Mopsuestia, Jerome, John Cassian, Theodoret of Cyr, Narsai of Nisibis, Cyril of Alexandria and a writing known as The Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
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