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Introduction of Christianity into Russia (A.D. 988-1015) - Conversion of Vladimir the Great, by A. N. Mouravieff.

Russian Pilgrims in Constantinople - including an index of shrines and relics in Constantinople, by G. Majeska (pdf)


The Missionary Task of the Byzantine Emperor, by P. Christou.  

The Virtue of a King - by Manuel II Palaeologus

The Virtue of a King - Deacon Agapetus to Justinian (Romanian translation)


Vasiliev, A History of the Byzantine Empire

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Greek Orthodoxy - From Apostolic Times to the Present Day, by D. Constantelos.  

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    "... 550 years have passed since the fall of Constantinople, the See of the Eastern Roman Empire. Constantinople is perhaps the only city in the world for which it suffices to say -- The City, and it is known of which one speaks. ...  

    It is the city of Aghia Sophia, that miraculous temple, which according to the words of the newly-glorified Saint of the Orthodox Church Nicholai of Ochrid and Zhicha is "
the most faithful and most glorious exposition of Christian doctrine, Christian celebration". "It", according to the same Godly-wise Saint, "manifests the beginning and the end of the world". "It is," he continues, "the heart of the Orthodox people and their soul; their eternal hope and inspiration".

    The name alone, Aghia Sophia, means the Incarnate God, the eternal Wisdom of God, and the physical structure of the temple represents a testimony to the revelation of the Mystery of the Incarnation. ...  

    Remembering, therefore, the Fall of Constantinople, we venerate the wounds of the Crucified Lord and confirm ourselves in the power of His Resurrection, witnessing before all peoples Him as the Stone, which the builders rejected and reject, and He has become the "
Cornerstone, and this is marvelous in our eyes". In that name we offer brotherly veneration to Your Beatitude and to all the participants in the convocation marking the 550th Anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople, greeting you with the joyous Paschal greeting: CHRIST IS RISEN!

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550 years since the fall of Constantinople - A Letter of the Serbian Patriarch Pavle to Christodoulos of Athens and all Greece

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