The purpose of this volume is to set before the reader the doctrine of the Russian Church, in the same manner in which it is impressed upon children, lay people, and clergy—from baptism to ordination. An introduction to each primary document is given, as well as a full English translation of each from the original Slavonic. An introduction to the various Orthodox catechisms or confessions from the fellow Greek churches is also given, including the dialog between Patriarch Jeremias II of Constantinople and the sixteenth century Lutheran theologians of Germany. The Russian Primer covers topics such as daily prayer, moral precepts, and a brief catechism, especially aimed at children. The Shorter and Longer Catechisms both cover a number of topics, including the Nicene Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, faith and good works, the relationship between Holy Tradition and Holy Scripture, and more. Finally, On the Duty of Parish Priests covers the origin and role of the priesthood in the life of the Church, along with the various duties and ministries of a parish priest in the Orthodox Christian tradition.
With the enhanced Logos edition of these texts, you can search across each catechism for the Orthodox perspective on particular doctrines, specific Scripture references, and references to the Church Fathers. Integrated with your Logos library, so you can even compare the viewpoints of the Orthodox Church with those of other Protestant and Roman Catholic catechisms or confessions of faith. A must-have for every theological scholar’s library.
- Detailed introduction to other Greek Orthodox confessions of the same era
- Complete text of the primary Russian Orthodox catechisms
- Insight into the Orthodox perspective on the role of priests
- Introductory Notices of Certain Modern Greek Documents
- The Russian Primer
- The Shorter Catechism of the Russian Church
- The Longer Catechism of the Russian Church
- On the Duty of Parish Priests
- Title: The Doctrine of the Russian Church
- Authors: Theophan Prokopovich, Philaret Drozdov, and George Konissky
- Translator: R. W. Blackmore
- Publisher: Aberdeen, A. Brown and Company
- Publication Date: 1845
- Pages: 288
About the Authors
Theophan Prokopovich (1681–1736) was a Ukrainian archbishop and statesman of the Russian Empire, regarded as the founder of the Holy Governing Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was also one of the founders of the Russian Academy of Sciences and wrote several influential religious works and sermons in his lifetime.
Philaret Drozdov (1782–1867) was the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan of Moscow from 1821 to 1867 and was one of the most influential Russian figures of the nineteenth century. He is commemorated as a Saint in the Orthodox Church on November 19 and is known for a number of both theological and historical writings.
George Konissky (1717–1795) was the Russian Orthodox Archbishop of Mogilev (Belarus) and a member of the Holy Governing Synod. He wrote a number of influential works, and was especially known for his Latin Oration to King Stanislas Poniatofsky of Poland in 1765, condemning the persecution of Eastern Christians at the hands of the Latins in the Polish provinces.