|The Sermon on Law and Grace by Metropolitan Hilarion|
|Two sermons by Cyril of Turov|
|Three prayers by Cyril of Turov|
|The Canon of Supplication by Cyril of Turov|
|The Sermon on the Merciless Heathens by Serapion of Vladimir|
|The Lament of Daniel the Exile.|
SERMON ON LAW AND GRACE
The theme of this sermon is the antithesis between Judaism and Christianity, represented, respectively, by Hagar, the bondwoman, and her thrallborn son, Ishmael; and by Sarah, the free wife of Abraham, and her freeborn son, Isaac. Hilarion attributes the victory of Christianity in Russia to Prince Vladimir, the grandson of old Prince Igor and son of Prince Sv'atoslav. The sermon was first delivered in the presence of Prince Vladimir's son, Prince Jaroslav of Kiev ( 1015-54), whose Christian name was George, his wife Princess Irina, and other members of the family. At the time, the author was still presbyter of Prince Jaroslav's private church at Berestovo, but he was later ( 1051) appointed Metropolitan of Kiev. The sermon tends to glorify Prince Vladimir, whom the Byzantine hierarchy did not officially accept as a saint of the Russian Church.
The text is reprinted in excerpts from A.V. Gorskij,I ( Moscow, 1844).