The Lamb's High Feast: Melito, Peri Pascha and the Quartodeciman Paschal Liturgy at Sardis (Vigiliae Christianae #42) (Hardcover)

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The Lamb's High Feast: Melito, Peri Pascha and the Quartodeciman Paschal Liturgy at Sardis (Vigiliae Christianae #42) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 42 in the Vigiliae Christianae series.

The purpose of this work is to determine the place of Melito's Peri Pascha in the paschal liturgy of the Quartodecimans at Sardis.
Its conclusion is that Peri Pascha constitutes the two parts of the Quartodeciman liturgy. The first part of the work is a liturgical homily on Exodus 12 which was delivered on the eve of Pascha, and the second half is the text of a commemorative ritual which constituted the celebration of Pascha itself.
This conclusion is based on a formal examination of the text in the contexts of Graeco-Roman rhetoric and of Jewish and Christian paschal liturgy and theology.
This is the first full-length study of Peri Pascha to be published, and the first extensive study of the Quartodecimans since 1953.
Alistair Stewart-Sykes, Ph.D. (1992), University of Birmingham, is an Anglican priest. Formerly on the staff of Codrington College Barbados, he is now Assistant Professor of Liturgics at the General Theological Seminary in New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004112360
ISBN-10: 9004112367
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: October 2nd, 1998
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Vigiliae Christianae