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« on: January 05, 2009, 06:15:55 PM »

Does anyone have a recommendation on the OCA Service books that I should buy for my library?
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 11:01:08 AM »

Did you want something general, or were you asking about something specific. For general advice, there is always this webpage. I'm not sure about specific OCA books, though.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 03:04:12 PM »

Well, I am not sure what I am looking for, exactly. Something, I suppose, I can follow so as not to get lost while going through Divine Liturgy.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 07:51:16 PM »

Assuming the Liturgy is St. Johns then I would simply perchase a small pamphlet like book with the words of the service in it. You can find one on Amazon.

I've just attended my 6th Liturgy today and to be honest even though I've got the book I tend not to use it. Its easier and you get a feel for the liturgy faster if you simply let it wash over you and pick it up as you go along. For something like Vespers of Mattins I found it useful to read a brief overview of the structure before going but then again it is easier to experience rather than read. Simply pray your own private prayers, listen to the words of the chants and prayers from the choir and priest and let them speak to you. Other than that keep half an eye on the congregation, their actions will usually betray whats happening even if your not to sure yourself.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 01:33:19 PM »

Thank you.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 01:46:30 PM »

Specifically what service books?  Are you just looking have a book to follow Liturgy with or Vespers with?
If so that can had for under ten dollars. 
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