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    http://www.mospat.ru/en/2012/05/25/news64428/ Metropolitan Hilarion’s new book “Rites of the Orthodox Church” is released   25.05.2012 · DECR Chairman
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      Metropolitan Hilarion’s new book “Rites of the Orthodox Church” is
      released
       
      25.05.2012 · DECR Chairman
      Published is the book “Rites of the Orthodox Church” by
      Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. It is a new joint project of the
      Publishing House of the Moscow Patriarchate and the EKSMO Publishing House.
      The book tells about the sacraments and rites of the Orthodox Church. What is
      consecration and transfiguration? What do the Sacrament of Matrimony and taking
      the veil have in common? What should one know about a burial service and prayers
      for the dead? How are water and different objects being blessed? In this book,
      one will find answers to these and many other questions.
      The author writes about all rites of the Church, dwelling upon the main ones:
      taking the veil, burial service, and about blessing of water, consecration of a
      church, blessing of the Holy Chrism, prayer services on various occasions.
      The book is recommended by the Publishing House of the Moscow Patriarchate
      and addressed to the reading public, both faithful and those who are going to
      cross the Church’s threshold.
      Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk is the chairman of the Moscow
      Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, chairman of the Synodal
      Biblical Commission, rector of the Sts Cyril and Methodius Post-Graduate and
      Doctoral School of the Moscow Patriarchate, Doctor of Philosophy of the
      University of Oxford, and Doctor of Divinity of the St Sergius Orthodox
      Theological Institute in Paris.
      Metropolitan Hilarion is the author of over 30 books on theology and church
      history, which were translated into several languages and republished many
      times. He is also the author of many musical compositions for choir and symphony
      orchestra.

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