A Manual of the Orthodox Church's Divine Services

A Manual of the Orthodox Church's Divine Services

Category: Prayer & Devotion
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Format
Paperback, 176 pages
Published
1 Jan 2001
ISBN
9780884650676
Status
Active
Dimensions
9.25 in x 6 in
Weight
9 grams
Edition
3
Imprint
Printshop of St Job of Pochaev
Publisher
Holy Trinity Monastery
Language
English

— About the Book —

This comprehensive work on the Orthodox Church's divine services was originally translated and printed before the Russian Revolution, and has since been re-edited to reflect current standards of English-language liturgical usage. The author begins with a discussion of the nature and origin of Divine services. He describes the church building, the persons who perform divine services and their vestments, the cycles of public worship, Great Vespers, Matins, Divine Liturgy, festal services, and different ministrations: Baptism and Chrismation, the Coronation Anointing of the Tsar, Consecration of a Church, Confession, Ordination, Matrimony, Unction, Prayer Services, Monastic Tonsure and Burial.

Helpfully illustrated, this manual represents a complete but accessible survey of everything related to the Orthodox Church's divine services. It is suitable both as an introduction to Orthodox worship for the inquirer and as a convenient handbook for those already familiar with the intricacies of Orthodox services.

— Contents —

Preliminary Ideas 

The Christian Church Building

The Persons Who Perform Divine Services, and Their Vestments 

Public Worship

Great Vespers 

Matins

The Liturgy

Special Features of Divine Services on Feast-Days and In Fast-Times 

The Different Ministrations 

Books Containing the Divine Services