Heavenly Banquet

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A book much needed, and unlike anything that has appeared in the English language on this subject, 'The Heavenly Banquet' is more than a liturgical commentary. With an abundance of copiously documented biblical citations and rich patristic references, the Divine Liturgy is explained line by line, word by word. This book unhesitantly answers all kinds of complex liturgical, social, and theological questions.

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A book much needed, and unlike anything that has appeared in the English language on this subject, 'The Heavenly Banquet' is more than a liturgical commentary. With an abundance of copiously documented biblical citations and rich patristic references, the Divine Liturgy is explained line by line, word by word. This book unhesitantly answers all kinds of complex liturgical, social, and theological questions.

“...a worthy contribution to the English-speaking Orthodox world in this 21st Century, written for our time, for our needs, and for the good pasturing of the flock...” - † NATHANIEL, Archbishop of Detroit (OCA), From his Foreword to 'The Heavenly Banquet'

In depth, yet easy to follow, written in simple, understandable language, this book will aid Catechists and instructors who can draw from its abundant material for presentation and discussion. This work will be of great benefit to any Orthodox Christian who wants to obtain a better understanding of the Divine Liturgy. The richness and the depth of the subjects treated herein make The Heavenly Banquet a treasure.

Content Features
• 80 Special Topic Studies (40 "Mini Studies" & 40 "A Word About..." studies)
• A self-contained extensive Introduction
• The complete Divine Liturgy text, indexed for quick reference
• Thorough, detailed Index of words and names
• Colour-coded Index of all Biblical citations
• Parallel Biblical accounts of the institution of the Eucharist
• The complete Anaphora from the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
• 1281 footnotes
• 305 bibliographical sources

"How does one describe a magnificent banquet?... if you convince your readers to take the words seriously, you are creating a NEW liturgical community versus the passive “onlookers” we have today... I am INSPIRED by your book..." - Father Jim Doyle,
Chicago

"My warm congratulations... This work you laboured testifies that you worked with great zeal and love... There are a plethora of references, extensive analysis, scientific documentation, but also beautiful introductions... You cast light on many issues..." - Father Panagiotis Christodoulou, Cyprus

About the Author: Fr. Emmanuel was born in Greece on the island of Crete and is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Fr. Emmanuel studied in Greece, Rome, and the United States. His undergraduate degree from Oberlin College is in Classics, and he has done additional graduate coursework in this field at the University of Chicago. Fr. Emmanuel has a Masters of Divinity degree from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA. In 2001 Fr. Emmanuel founded Orthodox Witness, a not-for-profit group dedicated to Orthodox Christian evangelism. Fr. Emmanuel is the priest at St. Luke the Evangelist Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia, Missouri, a parish serving the multi-ethnic Orthodox Christian community of central Missouri.

Colour cover, 190 X 285mm, Red and black ink throughout, 420 pages (but only 1' thick because of the quality paper used), Includes photographs, Hardbound

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Author Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Pages 420
Cover Hard
Width (mm) 190
Height (mm) 285

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