The Hagiographic Liturgical Cycle in the Present-Day Practice of the Russian Orthodox Old-Believers’ Church

Olga A. Svetlova

Abstract


The article is devoted to the issues of liturgical church service in honor of the saints of the Old-Believers’ tradition in the contemporary practice of the Russian Orthodox Old-Believers’ Church. The various different hagiographic cycles are determined and defined. On the examples of the church service in honor of the holy martyrs Archpriest Avakum, Father Lazar, Deacon Feodor and Monk Epifany, as recorded in the community of the Russian Orthodox Old-Believers’ Church of Novosibirsk in 2010, the particular features of the yearly cycle are examined from the position of the correspondence of the structures of the Sunday, festive and hagiographic cycles.

Keywords: The Russian Orthodox Old-Believers’ Church, liturgical service practice, service in honor of saints, the hagiographic cycle


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