Online Lecture: The Rituals of the Zoroastrians from Antiquity to the Present Day
News vom 10.03.2022
"The Rituals of the Zoroastrians from Antiquity to the Present Day"
By Prof. Dr. Alberto Cantera
in conversation with Dr. Shervin Farridnejad
Thursday, 10 March 2022, 6:30 pm (CET)
Webex link: https://spk-berlin.webex.com/spk-berlin/j.php?MTID=mc5c488d74435198e43428e2f45f9dc8c
Zoroastrian rituals are still accompanied by the recitation of texts in Avestic, an ancient Iranian language, in India, Iran and the diaspora. These texts were probably written before the 5th century BCE for the performance of similar rituals. Zoroastrianism is thus characterised by one of the longest ritual continuities in the world. The lecture will discuss the arguments that support this thesis, contrary to the previously held position that rituals were reinvented in Late Antiquity.