22. Juni 2018 – 23. Juni 2018
Studying Byzantine Prayer Books: Manuscripts, Liturgy, and Society
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.