Stig Ragnvald Frøyshov

Professor - Fagseksjonen
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Phone +47-22850365
Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Theology

Academic Interests

I am occupied with Eastern liturgical history of all epochs, especially with the Byzantine tradition and the first millennium Christian rite of Jerusalem.

I have also started working on early (pre-Constantinian) liturgical history, and to a certain extent Norwegian Middle Age liturgy and Ritual Studies.

Thematically my research concentrates on the history of the daily office (the daily cult of the Jerusalem Resurrection cathedral and its continuation in the Byzantine rite), but I am also interested in sacraments and Church year, as well as liturgy's relationship to ecclesiastical norm.


I am coordinator for the Master's program Religious Roots of Europe.

Teaching Spring 2010: 

RRE4201 - Early Christian Liturgy

TEOL2001 - Ritualer og sakramenter

Higher education and employment history

Two Masters degrees from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York:

-Master of Divinity (1992)

-Master of Arts in Liturgical Music (1993)

Doctoral degree from Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) (2003), as well as through joint agreements from Institut Catholique de Paris and Institut de théologie orthodoxe Saint-Serge, with thesis entitled L'Horologe "géorgien" du Sinaiticus ibericus 34. Edition, traduction et commentaire. (Publication in preparation.)

Postdoctor at The Faculty of Theology 2004-2006.


Prix Jean et Maurice de Pange of Institut Catholique de Paris for doctoral thesis (2005).

Tags: Liturgy, Liturgical history, Ritual studies, Patristics, Eastern Church


  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2016). L’horologe du Sinaï géorgien N.80. Édition d’un fragment du nouveau fonds du Sinaï, I: André Binggeli; Anne Boud'hors & Matthieu Cassin (red.),  Manuscripta Graeca et Orientalia. Mélanges monastiques et patristiques en l'honneur de Paul Géhin.  Peeters Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-429-3358-3.  Kap. 16.  s 351 - 381
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2016). The Resurrection Office of First Millennium Jerusalem Liturgy and its Adoption in Close Peripheries. Part II: The Gospel Reading and the Post-Gospel Section, In Michael Daniel Findikyan; Daniel Galadza & André Lossky (ed.),  Sion, mère des Eglises : Mélanges liturgiques offerts au Père Charles Athanase Renoux.  Aschendorff Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-402-11334-9.  Kapittel 5.  s 109 - 147
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2014). Erlangen University Library A2, A.D. 1025: A Study of the Oldest Dated Greek Horologion, In B. Groen; Daniel Galadza; Nina Glibetic & Gabriel Radle (ed.),  Rites and Rituals of the Christian East.  Peeters Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-429-3080-3.  Kapittel 7.  s 201 - 253
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2014). Раннее развитие литургической системы восьми гласов в Иерусалиме (Russisk oversettelse av 'The Early Development of the Liturgical Eight-Mode System in Jerusalem', 2007). Вестник Екатеринбургской духовной семинарии (Bulletin of the Ekaterinburg Theological Seminary).  ISSN 2224-5391.  2(8), s 201- 238
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). The Resurrection Office of the First Millennium Jerusalem Liturgy and Its Adoption by Close Peripheries. Part I: the Pre-Gospel Section, In S. Hawkes-Teeples; B. Groen & S. Alexopoulos (ed.),  Studies on the Liturgies of the Christian East. Selected Papers from the Third International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy, Volos, May 26-30, 2010.  Peeters Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-429-2749-0.  Kapittel 3.  s 31 - 57
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). Часослов без последований Больших Часов (вечерни и утрени): Исследование недавно изданного Часослова Sin. gr. 864 (IX в.) (окончание) [Horologion uten Store gudstjenester (kvelds- og morgengudstjeneste): Undersøkelse av det nylig utgitte Horologion Sinai gresk 864 (9. århundre) (avsluttende del)]. Overs. fra fr. av A. V. Ponomarev. Bogoslovskie Trudy.  ISSN 0320-0213.  45, s 272- 307
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2012). Symbole et symbolisme liturgiques chez Alexandre Schmemann, I: André Lossky; Cyrille Sollogoub & Daniel Struve (red.),  La joie du Royaume. Actes du colloque international 'L'héritage du père Alexandre Schmemann'.  YMCA-Press.  ISBN 978-2-85065-281-3.  Kapittel 15.  s 157 - 184
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2012). The Georgian witness to the Jerusalem liturgy: new sources and studies, In B. Groen; S. Hawkes-Teeples & S. Alexopoulos (ed.),  Inquiries into Eastern Christian Worship. Selected Papers of the Second International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgies, Rome, 17-21 September 2008.  Peeters Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-429-2492-5.  Artikkel 12.  s 227 - 267
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2012). Часослов без последований Больших Часов (вечерни и утрени): Исследование недавно изданного Часослова Sin. gr. 864 (IX в.) [Horologion uten Store gudstjenester (kvelds- og morgengudstjeneste]: Undersøkelse av det nylig utgitte Horologion Sinai gresk 864 (9. århundre)]. Bogoslovskie Trudy.  ISSN 0320-0213.  43-44, s 381- 400
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2010). The Formation of a Fivefold Cursus of Daily Prayer in Pre-Constantinian Christianity: Backward Inferences from Later Periods, In Daniel Galadza; Nina Glibetić & Gabriel Radle (ed.),  TOXOTHS. Studies for Stefano Parenti.  Monastero Esarchico di Santa Maria di Grottaferrata.  ISBN 978-88-89345-05-4.  Artikkel.  s 121 - 138
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2007). The Cathedral-Monastic Distinction Revisited. Part I: Was Egyptian Desert Liturgy a Pure Monastic Office?. Studia liturgica: an international ecumenical review for liturgical research and renewal.  ISSN 0039-3207.  37, s 198- 216
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2007). The Early Development of the Liturgical Eight-Mode System in Jerusalem. Saint Vladimir's Theological Quarterly.  ISSN 0036-3227.  51(2-3), s 139- 178
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2006). Søndagsnattens vigilie i Jerusalems oppstandelseskirke - biskoppelig og monastisk. Meddelanden från Collegium Patristicum Lundense.  ISSN 1101-7996.  21, s 39- 52
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2005). Bønnens praksis i den egyptiske ørkenmonastisismen en innledende studie. Norsk Teologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-2176.  (Årg. 106, h. 3), s 147- 169

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  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). Byzantine rite .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). Greek Hymnody .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). Joseph the Hymnographer .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). Kassia the Nun .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). Kosmas Maiouma .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). Rite of Constantinople .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). Rite of Jerusalem .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2013). Sophronios of Jerusalem .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald & Conomos, Dimitri (2013). John Damascene .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald & Hornby, Emma (2013). Germanos of Constantinople .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald & Hornby, Emma (2013). Theodore of Studios .
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2008). Den hagiopolitiske rite: Jerusalems oldkirkelige liturgi. Lære og liv : et tidsskrift for Kirkelig fornyelse.  ISSN 0809-9219.  34(1), s 50- 59
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2008). La notion du symbole liturgique chez le Père Alexandre Schmemann.
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2008). The Georgian witness to first millennium Jerusalem liturgy: New sources and studies.
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2007). Den guddommelege liturgien - liturgisk drama i ortodoks historie og samtid.
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2007). The practice of prayer in desert monasticism of Lower Egypt: some new connections.
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2006). The Rise of Hymnography in the Rite of Jerusalem.
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2000). Dasdebeli [hymn in Georgian liturgical rite], I: Aleksei II Patriark av Moskva (red.),  Pravoslavnaja enciklopedija [Ortodoks encyklopedi].  Cerkovno-nauchnij centr "Pravoslavnaja enciklopedija".  ISBN 5-89572-014-5.  Bind 14, 2007.  s 207 - 207
  • Frøyshov, Stig Ragnvald (2000). Dvenadcati psalmov chin [De tolv psalmers ordo], I: Aleksei II Patriark av Moskva (red.),  Pravoslavnaja enciklopedija [Ortodoks encyklopedi].  Cerkovno-nauchnij centr "Pravoslavnaja enciklopedija".  ISBN 5-89572-014-5.  Bind 14, 2007.  s 232 - 234

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