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The Holy Eastern Church: A Popular Outline of its History, Doctrines, Liturgies, and Vestments
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The Holy Eastern Church: A Popular Outline of its History, Doctrines, Liturgies, and Vestments


J. T. Hayes, Pott and Amery 1870

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The History of the Holy Eastern Church offers readers with a masterful and invaluable introduction to the history, theology, piety, and worship of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Rev. John Mason Neale, himself sympathetic to the Oxford movement, does a wonderful job of not only introducing the Orthodox Church to the English-speaking world (at a time when it was little more than a mystery of the East), but also going deeper into the mystical theology, worship, and peculiarities of the Eastern Church as compared with the West.

Along with a masterful introduction to the history and theology of the “Greek” or “Eastern” Churches, this volume both introduces and explains the theology behind the various vestments, liturgical celebrations, and miscellaneous services of the Eastern Orthodox Church, along with the manner and usage of service books in the Eastern tradition.

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Key Features

  • Examines the manner and usage of service books in the Eastern tradition
  • Introduces and explains the various services of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Offers an in-depth history of the Orthodox Church from a Western perspective

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About John Mason Neale

John Mason Neale (1818–1866) was a translator, scholar, hymn-writer, and priest in the Church of England. Born in London to an Anglican minister, Neale became fond of the Oxford Movement later in life and, as a result, found opposition from both his diocesan bishop and his congregation. Forced to resign, he spent most of his life working on translations of ancient hymns and liturgies, especially of the Eastern Orthodox tradition, as well as co-founding the Society of Saint Margaret and the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association. He was responsible for translating and introducing a number of ancient and Eastern hymns and liturgies to the English-speaking world. He was also, notably, a contributor to the Christmas hymn “Good Christian Men, Rejoice,” as well as the Boxing Day carol of “Good King Wenceslas.” His most popular historical works include History of the Holy Eastern Church and History of the so-called Jansenist Church of Holland. He is commemorated by both the Anglican churches (August 7) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (July 1).