Saturday, May 03, 2008

Eastern Christianity: Towards a Reclamation of its voice on the NLM

In the earlier days of the NLM, there used to be far more written upon on the subject of the Christian East as relates to its liturgical life, and also as relates to their theology of liturgical art and architecture.

I am hopeful to see this aspect of our liturgical life and tradition re-kindled here, for while we are primarily focused upon the Western liturgical rites, I personally believe it is important that we retain a strong connection with the Christian East as well.

In that vein, I am putting out a call for papers to be submitted by those who are of the Christian East, and who are interested in writing on the subject of the liturgical life, theology and traditions of the Christian East upon the NLM on an ongoing basis -- one time guest submissions are always welcome too of course, but I am interested in regular submissions in the same vein as our other contributors.

Those interested should be well read in Eastern theology and should ideally also have some familiarity with (as well as respect for of course) Latin rite liturgical theology and history. Moreover, they should also be of a disposition which naturally tends towards considered and non-polemical pieces.

Submissions can be sent to myself at

This has been on my mind for the past few weeks, but was triggered again when I came across these striking images of the Church of the Saviour of the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia:

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