Baker & Taylor
Byzantine Rite : A Short History
Much has been written regarding the western liturgy; the same cannot be said of the Byzantine liturgy. Father Taft contributes to a remedy of that shortfall through this work. In it he traces the origins of the Byzantine Rite during its period of formation: from its beginnings until the end of Byzantium (1453 C.E.). While the rite has undergone some change in the period since then, its outlines remain essentially the same.