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SVIT prayerbook
« on: May 13, 2010, 09:46:42 PM »
St. Tikhon's Press is reprinting this prayer book from the 50's. I wonder if anyone here has it or is familiar with it; specifically what its contents are and how it compares with other prayer books like the Jordanville book or the Old Orthodox Prayer Book. Thanks!
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Re: SVIT prayerbook
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 01:55:42 PM »
I have the same question. I think it's Slavonic-English, and the Slavonic, unlike the Old Rite book, is probably in the new orthography.
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Re: SVIT prayerbook
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 02:15:22 PM »
I'm going up to St. Tikhon's for the pilgrimage at the end of May and definitely plan to have a look-see at this while there.  Hopefully someone can offer some insight before then, but I'll definitely report back my findings when I get back.
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Re: SVIT prayerbook
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 04:31:55 PM »
SVIT - is it an abbreviation? I am asking because "svit" is a Ukrainian world, it means "the world."
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Re: SVIT prayerbook
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 06:52:39 AM »
From OrthodoxWiki about SVIT prayerbook:

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St. Tikhon's Orthodox Prayer book (Slavonic/English Edition): This prayer book, sometimes called the "SVIT prayer book" after its original publisher, is a bilingual edition comparable to the Jordanville Prayer Book, except it uses an obsolete English translation from the first edition produced in 1959.

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Re: SVIT prayerbook
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 05:17:25 PM »
SVIT - is it an abbreviation? I am asking because "svit" is a Ukrainian world, it means "the world."
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Re: SVIT prayerbook
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2016, 12:51:50 PM »
I'm going up to St. Tikhon's for the pilgrimage at the end of May and definitely plan to have a look-see at this while there.  Hopefully someone can offer some insight before then, but I'll definitely report back my findings when I get back.

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Re: SVIT prayerbook
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2018, 11:53:41 PM »
I've been using this one, St Tikhon's SVIT prayerbook, since I became Orthodox almost 20 years ago. It's common to find even in pews in OCA churches in Pennsylvania. I like that it has the Slavonic and English side by side. It has communion prayers to be read in preparation for communion, and the number of them is greater than the ones on the Greek Archdiocese website, but fewer than the ones I've found in full Slavonic prayer books that I bought in Russia. It's just the right length and number of pre-communion prayers for my tastes... but Orthodoxy isn't always supposed to be about what matches one's tastes.

If you are really interested and are really familiar what is the minimum necessary traditional collection of pre-communion prayers, let me know and I can run a comparison for you.
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Re: SVIT prayerbook
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 11:56:04 PM »
I've been using this one, St Tikhon's SVIT prayerbook, since I became Orthodox almost 20 years ago. It's common to find even in pews in OCA churches in Pennsylvania. I like that it has the Slavonic and English side by side. It has communion prayers to be read in preparation for communion, and the number of them is greater than the ones on the Greek Archdiocese website, but fewer than the ones I've found in full Slavonic prayer books that I bought in Russia. It's just the right length and number of pre-communion prayers for my tastes... but Orthodoxy isn't always supposed to be about what matches one's tastes.

If you are really interested and are really familiar what is the minimum necessary traditional collection of pre-communion prayers, let me know and I can run a comparison for you.

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Re: SVIT prayerbook
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2018, 10:57:37 AM »
The Jesus Prayer ~ Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.
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