Here is the  small list of resources I provided for the participants in the New Valamo course.

Bakhtin on carnival and carnivalesque: http://culturalstudiesnow.blogspot.fi/2011/07/mikhail-bakhtin-carnival-and.html

Liminality and communitas: Excerpts from Victor Turner, The Ritual Process (1969): http://faculty.dwc.edu/wellman/Turner.htm

McVey, Kathleen, trans. Preface by John Meyendorff. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymns. The Classics of Western Spirituality. New York/Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1989.

Orthodoxy and Peace: a small collection of quotes from the Orthodox Peace Fellowship:

http://www.incommunion.org/2004/10/14/quotations/

Pitre, Brant. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist. Image Books: 2011.

Taft, Robert F. “Christian Liturgical Psalmody: Origins, Development, Decomposition, Collapse.” In: Harold W. Attridge and Margot Elizabeth Fassler, Psalms in Community: Jewish and Christian Textual, Liturgical, and Artistic Traditions (Brill: 2004), pp. 7-32.

Schmemann, Alexander. For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy. Crestwood, New York: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1963. See Chapter 2, “The Eucharist” (pp. 23-46).

Vassiliadis, Petros. Eucharist and Witness: Orthodox Perspectives on the Unity and Mission of the Church. Geneva: WCC Publications/Brookline, Massachusetts: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1998. See especially Chapter 4, “The Eucharistic Perspective of the Church’s Mission” (pp. 49-66)

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