How I became a liturgist: The Coronation Ordo of Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III

In November, I was asked (or rather, crashed a Facebook convo) regarding the new Eastern heirs coronation wishes. Byzantine! Having worked with the couple before for their first coronation (wherein I was a spooky Vestal Virgin reading a scary prophecy) I knew that their love of display and theater is something that I had missed … Continue reading How I became a liturgist: The Coronation Ordo of Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III

Women in the Middle Ages were badass, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.

Yet another find of women's bones in a Norse gravesite, and the media blows up that she was a a fierce, Viking warrior before the archaeologists get her in the lab. It seems like modern men and women, dazzled by the success of Vikings, really want to grasp at anything that comes across questionable websites … Continue reading Women in the Middle Ages were badass, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.

The Importance of Mantles in Middle Byzantine Fashion

This is a very short disorganized blurb, and I apologize, but I wanted to get some notes down from what I'm exploring as far as my thesis goes. As I've mentioned previously, my master's thesis is exploring the last will and testament of Kale Pakouriane from 1098. I'm going into her inventory and trying to … Continue reading The Importance of Mantles in Middle Byzantine Fashion