Vassa Larin, a ROCOR nun of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany, is a University Assistant teaching Liturgical Studies (Liturgiewissenschaft) at the University of Vienna in Austria.
She is a founding member of the Society of Oriental Liturgy and a candidate for membership of the North American Academy of Liturgy.
Unknown documents discovered by Sr.
in the State Archive of the Russian Federation and the Archives of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops in 2002 have played a significant role in reconstructing the genuine historical past of the Russian Church Abroad.
A result of her
research, an article on 'oikonomia,' is among the most popular articles posted on this Web site.
We are delighted to introduce Sr.
to our readers and to dedicate this interview to the area of her
expertise - liturgics.
is a fair historical and canonical reconstruction of the development of the ROCOR's