The Order of the Moleben and the Panikhida
This booklet contains the order of the General Moleben (or Service of Intercession), which may be served on any occasion to invoke the aid of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Mother of God, or the saints, as well as the order of the Panikhida (or Memorial Service) in which Orthodox Christians pray for the blessed repose and salvation of the departed.
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— About the Book —
This booklet contains the prayers said by Orthodox Christians celebrating a service of supplication or intercession—a Moleben—on behalf of the living, according to the Slavic tradition. A Moleben may be served on any occasion to invoke the aid of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Mother of God, or the saints. The book includes the unique order of the Paschal Moleben, served during Bright Week.
The book also contains the Panikhida, a memorial service to pray for the blessed repose and salvation of the departed. Traditionally the memorial service is said for an individual at their death and on the third, ninth and fortieth day after their death as well as six months after, and on the first anniversary of their death.
The texts are taken from the “Jordanville” Prayer Book and arranged to match the usage of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York.
— Author Biography —
The monks who came to Holy Trinity Monastery from Eastern Europe after World War II inherited a tradition of printing that stretches back almost to the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century. Through the fathers’ tireless efforts, the monastery has been printing and publishing Orthodox Christian books for almost sixty-five years. In keeping with the humble spirit required of a monk, books which are written or prepared by members of the monastic brotherhood are published under the general authorship of Holy Trinity Monastery.
— Contents —
The Order of the Moleben
The Order of the Paschal Moleben
The Order of the Pannikhida