Studying Byzantine Prayer Books: Manuscripts, Liturgy, and Society

Workshop, 22.06.-23.06.2018

In cooperation with University of Vienna

Byzantine prayer books (euchologia) provide a wealth of information for the history of religious life in the Greek middle ages. They offer the texts for the eucharistic and sacramental liturgies celebrated in church, but also contain prayers and rituals performed by priests in private homes or elsewhere to address the needs of the common people. The systematic exploration of euchologia, which survive in hundreds of manuscripts beginning with the eighth century, has significantly advanced in recent decades.