The Embodied Icon: Liturgical Vestments and Sacramental Power in Byzantium

By Warren T. Woodfin ’96, Oxford University Press, 2012. In spite of the Orthodox liturgy’s reputation for resisting change, Byzantine liturgical dress changed dramatically from the end of the 11th century onward. Drawing on Byzantine liturgy scholarship, paintings, and textile studies, Woodfin connects these shifts to the larger identity of the Orthodox hierarchy.