Larisa Dmitrieva Micallef presents her new book at the Tolstoy Institute, Moscow on Saturday

Larisa Dmitrieva Micallef, Ph.D., will be presenting the Russian edition of her newly-released book Divine Significance of Church Slavonic Letters (2015, Hope & Life Press) on Saturday, 24th October, 2015 at the Leo Tolstoy Institute of Languages and Cultures in Moscow, Izmaylovkskiy prospekt 121, Russia at 12pm. Dr Dmitrieva Micallef will be speaking about the important role of Church Slavonic in Russia, its international impact, and the divine significance of Church Slavonic letters.

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Larisa Dmitrieva Micallef presents her new book at the Tolstoy Institute, Moscow on Saturday

NEWSFLASH: Larisa Dmitrieva Micallef, Ph.D., to present her new book in Moscow

Larisa2We are pleased to announce that Larisa Dmitrieva Micallef, Ph.D., will be presenting the Russian language edition of her newly-released book Divine Significance in Church Slavonic Letters (2015, Hope & Life Press) to the general and academic Russian public at a presentation to be held at the Tolstoy Institute of Language and Culture, Moscow, Russia. As a private institution of tertiary education, the Tolstoy Institute has been educating major experts in the fields of linguistics and philology, history, pedagogy, psychology, and cultural studies for more than 20 years. More information about Dr Dmitrieva Micallef’s presentation will be forthcoming soon.

NEWSFLASH: Larisa Dmitrieva Micallef, Ph.D., to present her new book in Moscow

NEW RELEASE: Божественное значение церковнославянских букв / Divine Significance of Church Slavonic Letters

Divine Significance Front Cover Russian edHope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of Божественное значение церковнославянских букв, the Russian language edition of the Divine Significance of Church Slavonic Letters, written by the Russian Orthodox scholar Larisa Dmitrieva Micallef, Ph.D. Dmitrieva Micallef is a lecturer in linguistics at the Leo Tolstoy Institute of Language and Culture, Moscow, Russia.

In this book, Dmitrieva Micallef reveals and conveys the meaning and outlook of each letter in the Church Slavonic alphabet, with their inherent divine wisdom and cognitive/educative functions. Church Slavonic is the proto-Slav language of Saints Cyril and Methodius, that significantly influenced Russian language, literature, and culture. It is also the old liturgical language of the Orthodox Church. Dmitrieva Micallef explores the origin and intersection of Russian and other Slavonic languages, expertly showing how sociocultural values in both Russia and Orthodoxy were formed through Church Slavonic. Similarities and differences between the Church Slavonic and Russian languages are clarified. Readers are introduced to Church Slavonic as a way of communicating with God, since the alphabet itself, combined together, results in a homily, with the divine wisdom found therein providing the Word of God for a deep spiritual journey.

Божественное значение церковнославянских букв is available in paperback and ebook editions directly from Hope and Life Press, Amazon, and other major booksellers. An English edition is forthcoming soon.

Early Reviews

– Exciting journey through the history of the Russian language and culture through Church Slavonic letters, highly recommended – Marina Tikhonycheva, Ph.D., Rector, Leo Tolstoy Institute of Language and Culture.

– The book Divine Significance of Church Slavonic Letters corresponds to the requirements established for such a work and is highly recommended for publication – Archpriest Andrey Khokhlov, Saint John the Apostle Orthodox Parish Church, Bronnaya, Moscow.

– Fascinating, combines profundity of thought and scientific content. Useful not only for those who are Orthodox, but also for those interested in Russian culture and language – Vladimir Eger, Catechist, Saint John the Apostle Orthodox Parish Church, Bronnaya.

– Shows close connection between Russian and Church Slavonic, expressing divine wisdom and the original ideology of the Slavs – Anastasiya Piskunova, Master of History, Faculty at Moscow State University.

NEW RELEASE: Божественное значение церковнославянских букв / Divine Significance of Church Slavonic Letters