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The MThA Department of Church Practical Disciplines has released the fifth issue of the scientific academic journal "Praxis"

The Department of Church Practical Disciplines of the Moscow Theological Academy has released the fifth issue of the scientific academic journal “Praxis”.

The issue opens with a round table materials dedicated to the protection of the rights of Christians in the modern world. The discussion held within the framework of the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Intercession Conference on October 16, 2020, which was possible thanks to the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the framework of scientific project No. 18-011-00292.

Articles of particular interest are "Intellectuals and Christianity in Europe: Enemies and Imaginary Allies", "Minority Rights vs. Majority Rights in the Context of Discrimination against Christians”, “Realizing the Right to Freedom of Conscience During a Pandemic”, “Closing the Museum at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul as a Violation of Turkish Obligations under International Law” and “Objections to Abortion: Comparative International legal basis".

One of the main theme of the issue was church singing. There are articles about the church composer Archpriest Peter Turchaninov, the Gregorian Chorale as a cultural phenomenon of the early Middle Ages, the meaning of ancient church chants. The Bibliographic Review contains an article on “Bach is in all music, … ” and “Music as a subject of Theology”.

The issue also raises the topic of canonical boundaries of the Orthodox mission on the Internet.

Publications and archival materials contain a translation of S.V. Troitsky’s article on "The Council of the Russian Orthodox Church."

The Chronicle provides an overview of the new Master's program of the Moscow Theological Academy in "Modern Canon Law", the first enrollment for which will take place in summer 2021.

Praxis is the only scientific journal in Russia canonical, state and international law, Liturgy and Pastorology. The purpose of the journal is to present relevant researches in History, theory and practice of these disciplines.

The journal can be purchased from the publishing house of the Moscow Theological Academy.

Content

List of Abbreviations

Foreword by the Editor-in-Chief

ROUND TABLE MATERIALS

“Persecuted Christians in the Context of Human Rights Defense”, October 16, 2020

Archpriest Alexander ZadornovArchpriest Alexander Zadornov

Intellectuals and Christianity in Europe: Enemies and Imaginary Allies

Hieromonk Varnava (Losev)

Minority Rights Against Majority Rights in the Context of Discrimination of Christians

Natalia Sergeevna Semyonova

Realizing the Right to Freedom of Conscience During a Pandemic

Alexander Mikhailovich Solntsev

Closing the Museum in the Temple Saint Sophia in Istanbul as a Violation of the Obligations of the Republic of Turkey under international law

Ekaterina Vyacheslavovna Kiseleva

Refusal to Carry Out an Abortion for Conscious Reasons: Comparative International Legal Foundations

Sergei Alexandrovich Pimenov

Legal Status of Christians in the Middle East

Deacon Alexei Arefiev

Christians in Pakistan

RESEARCH AND ARTICLES

Hegumen Gerasim (Dyachkov)

The specifics of the Christology of the Jehovah's Witnesses sect

Hegumen Nikifor (Kirzin)

Archpriest Pyotr Turchaninov. Spiritual composer and harmonizer of ancient church chants

Hieromonk Nestor (Volkov)

Gregorian chant as the phenomenon of early medieval culture: the preconditions for the emergence, formation and development

Tatiana Panteleyeva

"Knowing Life" as a condition of development of Orthodox church music Publications and archival materials

PUBLICATIONS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIALS

Sergey Viktorovich Troitskiy

About the Council of the Russian Orthodox church.

MASTER'S AND POSTGRADUATE RESEARCHES

Deacon Alexander Sergeev

Features of Buddhism in China in the 19th century according to the works of the missionary St. Guriy (Karpov), Archbishop of Tauride

Priest Victor Lenok

Canonical boundaries of the Orthodox mission on the Internet: posing questions

BIBLIOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

Archpriest Alexander ZadornovArchpriest Alexander Zadornov

"In every music Bach..." Music as a subject of Theology

Andrei Alexandrovich Zotin

The role of women in the church and the possibility of their ordination in contemporary foreign and Russian studies

CHRONICLE

Natalia Sergeevna Semyonova

Master's program of the Moscow Theological Academy in the field of

"Contemporary Canon Law".

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