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Orthodox Canon Law Reference Book

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"Compiled from a significant number of canons and the commentaries of Byzantine canonists, this volume is an invaluable practical reference guide for those interested in Orthodox Canon Law. It is more user-friendly than The Rudder (Pedalion) by being organized alphabetically, according to the authority of the issuing body, and chronologically. This volume is also original in its exceptionally helpful introduction and appendices, which present the author's contributions to the discipline of Canon Law and relevant contemporary issues. While waiting for the codification of Orthodox Canon Law, readers will be deeply grateful to Fr. Vasile Mihai for his tireless work to make the canons more accessible and to present the proper, holistic method of canonical interpretation according to the mind of the Church."
-Fr. Radu Bordeianu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Duquesne University

About the author: V. Rev. Fr. Dr. Vasile Mihai was born in Romania in 1952. After completing studies in Computer Science (1976) and Law (1984), he attended and graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 1999. He was ordained to the priesthood that summer and served at the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Greensboro, NC until 2005. In 2006 he finished his D.Min at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. With his wife Danielle, Father Mihai presently serves St. Pauls's Greek Orthodox Church in Savannah, GA.


Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction 1
Abbreviations and Canonical Sources 35
Canonical Index 39
1. Excursus on the Meaning of the Word “Canon” 449
2. Excursus on the Priest-Penitent Privilege 451
3. Excursus on Byzantine Imperial Legislation
Concerning Homosexuality
Selected Annotated Biography 461
About the Author 467



 467 Pages
Holy Cross Orthodox Press
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