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The Quarterly Journal of St. Philaret’s Institute

Elusive Priest: Transformation of the Russian Orthodox Church’ Normative Discourse on Presbyter Ministry

Kyrill Aleksin, Lecturer, St Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities (Moscow)
pp. 136–169
The article addresses one of the major issues of Orthodox pastoral education, namely the ways of how the image of presbyter ministry is being formed. Based on official texts constituting the normative discourse, the author traces the transformation of the “official” image of priest in terms of his functions and consequently points at today’s transition from the traditional position of priest to that of church diaconal or missional specialist.
Keywords: priest, pastoral action, practical theology, pastoral theology, normative discourse, image of priest, Russian Orthodox Church.

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