Moscow Patriarchate Publishing Office Issues “Greek-Russian Dictionary of Christian Church Vocabulary”

Natalya Mihailova | 19 October 2014
October 17, 2014. The publishing office of the Moscow Patriarchate has issued a new reference book entitled “Greek-Russian Dictionary of Christian Church Vocabulary (With Explanatory Articles): 4,500 Words and Expressions.”
Moscow Patriarchate Publishing Office Issues “Greek-Russian Dictionary of Christian Church Vocabulary”

Such a dictionary has been published for the first time and includes a large amount of modern Greek ecclesiastical terminology.

This book includes terminology and concepts of theological subjects, such as dogmatics, Biblical studies, liturgics, iconography, hymnography, church law, Orthodox anthropology and Christian ethics, church architecture, Byzantine chant, sectology, and a so-called “Vocabulary of Mt. Athos,” which depicts language fundamentals of the monastic life on Mt. Athos.

Dictionary entries are followed by explanatory articles about the specifics of Greek church practice. The dictionary is recommended to clergymen, students of theological institutions, translators, pilgrims, and all those who wish to come into contact with the treasures of the Greek language.

The author of this reference book is Fr. Alexander Nazarenko. Academic consultants are Fr. Maksim Plyakin (hymnography) and Mrs I.V. Starikova (Byzantine chant).

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