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The liturgical chants of Russian monks are a source of delight for thousands of people and the fascination that the mysticism of the Eastern Orthodox Church holds remains unbroken – missa mystica incomparably portrays the sensual experience of Orthodox mysticism and provides indepth information about the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Icons play a special role, as Holy pictures and works of art, mediators between Heaven and Earth, between Mankind and God.

A CD of the liturgical chants of Russian monks is available commercially to complement the book.


missa mystica


Norbert Kuchinke

Nikolai Berdyaev

Irenäus Totzke






87/8 x 103/16 in.

20 x 26 cm

184 pages

richly illustrated,

mainly in full colour


Meeting of two worlds

Traditions revived

Rebirth of the monasteries/convents

Mysticism and music

The Russian Idea


Norbert Kuchinke, the main author of this book, was born in 1940 in Schwarzwaldau/Silesia, worked as
an editor for the German publications Capital and Spiegel. From 1973 to 1983, he was the Moscow correspondent, initially for the Spiegel and then for Stern. Today, Norbert Kuchinke is currently a freelance writer and journalist.