The celebrant of the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. Rules and canonical norms of the Orthodox Church


  • Cătălina Mititelu Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania


Słowa kluczowe:

Holy Sacrament, Eucharist, Orthodox Church, canon law, theology


This review  presents the canonical legislation text of the Orthodox Church, from the first millennium – corroborated with the text of the typiconal guidelines  made and published over the centuries in this part of this ecumenical Christian world – concerning the celebration of the Divine Sacrament of the Eucharist and, ipso facto, its celebrant. Thus an opportunity is created to offer to the reader (canonist or theologian) some eloquent testimonies of the liturgical-canonical Tradition of this Church, which is part of the common liturgical-canonical heritage of the ecumenical Church of  the first millennium.


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