Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
In this article we analyse and compare the rite of consecration in the Orthodox and Uniate Kyiv Metropole of the second half of the XVII — early XVIII centuries. This work is based on printed and handwritten liturgical sources and, in particular, on antimension. In this paper we show: 1) the problem of Archieratikon’s presence and their survival today; 2) reflect differences in, at least, the three areas of rite: printed and handwritten Orthodox and Uniate, which together show differences and similarities; 3) compare the relics investments in the antimension according to the Archieratikon.
Keywords: Kyiv Metropole (half of 17 th — early 18 th ct.), antimension, Archieratikon, the rite of consecration.