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Offline doubtingthomas

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Daily Prayers
« on: May 16, 2011, 09:18:55 PM »
Hello

I am legally/canonically Catholic but my heart has been Orthodox Christian for some time now. I'm looking to start praying daily in the Orthodox tradition but I don't know what prayers Orthodox Christians say everyday.

Can someone help me out?
I was thinking of buying this Pstalter, would this be good for a daily prayer routine?
http://www.thehtm.org/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=75_135&products_id=888&osCsid=694a74166ddd9e3fa141adb0f78b15c4
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 09:20:44 PM »
That's a well-known edition and may be very useful for you.  :angel:
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 09:22:38 PM »
I'm not sure how to use it. Will it describe the process?
I'm brand new to all of this. I have used the Western/Catholic Divine Office, but I don't know what to expect from that Psalter.
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 09:25:40 PM »
It does have a few pages that explain how to pick the readings for each day. There's a little chart as well.
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 09:30:24 PM »
Is there anything else "Orthodox" I can incorporate into my prayer life?
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 09:33:24 PM »
The Jordanville prayer book is a good one. If you go to saintjonah.org and get the First-ninth hour readers service you can pray the daily office as well for free.
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 09:35:12 PM »
Is the Jordanville book the light blue one with a cross on the front?
I have that one   :)

I like to go here sometimes, but I hate praying off of a computer screen:
http://orthodox.seasidehosting.st/seaside/home
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 09:39:13 PM »
I think the Jordanville is available with a blue or red cover. I have the red one.   :)
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 11:04:23 AM »
Is there anything else "Orthodox" I can incorporate into my prayer life?

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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 11:42:04 AM »
Is the Jordanville book the light blue one with a cross on the front?
I have that one   :)

I like to go here sometimes, but I hate praying off of a computer screen:
http://orthodox.seasidehosting.st/seaside/home

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The Jordanville Prayer Book is an excellent prayer book. The common practice among lay people is to read the morning and evening prayers each day. You can do this and if you want to pray more, the prayer book also has some canons that you can read. I particularly love the Supplicatory Canon to the Mother of God. I usually like to say that during evening prayer and at times I will read the Akathist to the Mother of God in the morning during morning prayer.

Also, the Psalter from HTM is very nice. I use it often and the pocket edition is very handy to carry around usually. As already said, there are nice charts in the back that tell you which Psalms are to be read each day.

If you don't care for reading off a computer screen, then print it out.

Hope this helps.  :)

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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 11:51:05 AM »
The document attached to this post (below) can be helpful in conjunction with the Psalter, which I personally think is sorely under-used for prayer.

But most people use prayer books. I personally have the Jordanville Prayer Book, which has the traditional morning and evening prayers.

There is also the Pocket Prayer Book from the Antiochian Archdiocese, which has shorter morning and evening prayers and lots of prayers for various needs.
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2011, 04:54:30 PM »
FWIW, I haven't been able to get any kind of hard copy prayer book in English (my wife has some great Russisn books which I sometimes pray with her, as we always pray together at night, but I prefer to pray in my native tongue most of the time. Her English destroys my Russian, anyhow!) and as a result, I've mostly used these prayers from the Antiochian Church that someone on this forum directed me to, in case you want an online option:
http://www.holycrossonline.org/daily_bread/
Under the "daily prayers" tab, there are prayers for all times of day. We use the evening ones almost always.
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Re: Daily Prayers
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2011, 05:11:27 PM »
thanks for your help everyone. these are helpful.
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