The Order of the Moleben and the Panikhida

The Order of the Moleben and the Panikhida

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Hardback, 96 pages
1 Oct 2020
6 in x 3.75 in
105 grams
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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

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