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Offline Shlomlokh

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Resources for Vespers
« on: January 12, 2010, 04:46:32 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find resources for Vespers? I'm already aware of that saintjonah.org website, but I'm looking for stichera and things of that nature. My priest wants me to do a Reader's Vespers on Saturday nights since I am back at school in Florida. One of my friends who had fallen away from Orthodoxy is returning to the Faith through the Mystery of Repentance (Glory to God!) and he will be doing this with me along with the pre-communion prayers and canon. I would like to be able to commemorate the Saints of the day and by making the Reader's Vespers as complete as one possibly can without a priest.

Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!  :)

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Andrew
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Re: Resources for Vespers
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 05:24:20 PM »
Here are some good sources of what you want:

Archimandrite Ephrem
http://www.anastasis.org.uk/liturgic.htm

The OCA (New Calendar):
http://www.oca.org/MDtexts.html

Hope these are helpful.
The unworthy hierodeacon, Vasyl

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Re: Resources for Vespers
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 06:39:02 PM »
You should invest in The Great Horologion, published by Holy Transfiguration Monastery. It costs $120 or so, but it's what you need if you are going to do reader's services.
But for I am a man not textueel I wol noght telle of textes neuer a deel. (Chaucer, The Manciple's Tale, 1.131)

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Re: Resources for Vespers
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 11:52:51 PM »
If you are just looking for Saturday night vespers this website gives you everything you need.

http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/service_texts_weekends.html
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Re: Resources for Vespers
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 11:14:34 PM »
If you are just looking for Saturday night vespers this website gives you everything you need.

http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/service_texts_weekends.html

Thank you for this. It was exactly what was needed! Much appreciated!

In Christ,
Andrew
"I will pour out my prayer unto the Lord, and to Him will I proclaim my grief; for with evils my soul is filled, and my life unto hades hath drawn nigh, and like Jonah I will pray: From corruption raise me up, O God." -Ode VI, Irmos of the Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos