Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium

@inproceedings{Mellas2020LiturgyAT,
  title={Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium},
  author={Andrew Mellas},
  year={2020}
}
This book explores the liturgical experience of emotions in Byzantium through the hymns of Romanos the Melodist, Andrew of Crete and Kassia. It reimagines the performance of their hymns during Great Lent and Holy Week in Constantinople. In doing so, it understands compunction as a liturgical emotion, intertwined with paradisal nostalgia, a desire for repentance and a wellspring of tears. For the faithful, liturgical emotions were embodied experiences that were enacted through sacred song and… 
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