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Lenten triodion?
« on: August 08, 2011, 07:50:29 PM »
What is the "Lenten Triodion"?

It is sold in my parish bookstore.  What would a laymen do with it?

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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 07:57:10 PM »
"The Lenten Triodion is the service book of the Orthodox Church that provides the texts for the divine services for the pre-Lenten weeks of preparation, Great Lent, and Holy Week. The Lenten Triodion is the title of a classic and popular English book translated with an extensive and helpful introduction by Metropolitan Kallistos and Mother Mary; it provides many (but not all) of the texts necessary to observe the great fast. In Greek and Slavonic it is simply called the triodion. It is called the triodion because the canons appointed for Matins during this period are composed of three odes each."

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Lenten_Triodion

I presume it would be useful if a layman were to hold reader's services at home--he would have service texts that could be adapted for use without a priest, at least in some cases. It would also be useful for chanters, choir members, and other laymen involved in liturgical chanting.
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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 08:03:03 PM »
I have a copy, and it came in handy this past Lent.  :)

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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 08:06:30 PM »
"The Lenten Triodion is the service book of the Orthodox Church that provides the texts for the divine services for the pre-Lenten weeks of preparation, Great Lent, and Holy Week. The Lenten Triodion is the title of a classic and popular English book translated with an extensive and helpful introduction by Metropolitan Kallistos and Mother Mary; it provides many (but not all) of the texts necessary to observe the great fast. In Greek and Slavonic it is simply called the triodion. It is called the triodion because the canons appointed for Matins during this period are composed of three odes each."

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Lenten_Triodion

I presume it would be useful if a layman were to hold reader's services at home--he would have service texts that could be adapted for use without a priest, at least in some cases. It would also be useful for chanters, choir members, and other laymen involved in liturgical chanting.
I see.  As a new reader, I may just have to pick that one up.

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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 08:14:15 PM »
I have a copy too. I like to read the Sixth Hour during Lent, because there are special Old Testament readings for each day.

The Triodion is also helpful as a devotional book, I think. It's nice to have the full service texts at home so you can meditate on them—they're exceedingly rich, as we all know!

(Having a festal menaion is nice too, for the same reasons.)
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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 09:58:12 AM »
The Triodion is useful not only as a service book, but also as a reference. A great deal of the Theology of the Church is contained in these hymns.
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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 12:14:58 AM »
Came upon this old thread, and am bumping it because it will soon reach its annual relevance.  :D

The triodion is the book that has the specifics of the services of the day throughout Lent.  It would be extremely profitable to read ahead prior to services so you can be better prepared for them, to read it to see what's in the services you may have missed/that your parish may not do, and to read it to get a sense of what's going on throughout Lent. 

The essays by Metropolitan Kallistos are good, too.  ;)
O Lord although I desired to blot out
with my tears the handwriting of my many sins
And for the rest of my life to please Thee
through sincere repentance
Yet doth the enemy lead me astray as he wareth
against my sould with his cunning

O Lord before I utterly perish do Thou save me!

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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 12:19:24 AM »
Came upon this old thread, and am bumping it because it will soon reach its annual relevance.  :D

The triodion is the book that has the specifics of the services of the day throughout Lent.  It would be extremely profitable to read ahead prior to services so you can be better prepared for them, to read it to see what's in the services you may have missed/that your parish may not do, and to read it to get a sense of what's going on throughout Lent. 

The essays by Metropolitan Kallistos are good, too.  ;)

Going to be "that guy", huh ?

:)   I am going to be picking it up (it's still in the bookstore!!!).  As an altar boy, it will be nice to understand the service more.

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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 01:24:02 AM »
"The Lenten Triodion is the service book of the Orthodox Church that provides the texts for the divine services for the pre-Lenten weeks of preparation, Great Lent, and Holy Week. The Lenten Triodion is the title of a classic and popular English book translated with an extensive and helpful introduction by Metropolitan Kallistos and Mother Mary; it provides many (but not all) of the texts necessary to observe the great fast. In Greek and Slavonic it is simply called the triodion. It is called the triodion because the canons appointed for Matins during this period are composed of three odes each."

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Lenten_Triodion

I presume it would be useful if a layman were to hold reader's services at home--he would have service texts that could be adapted for use without a priest, at least in some cases. It would also be useful for chanters, choir members, and other laymen involved in liturgical chanting.
I see.  As a new reader, I may just have to pick that one up.

I would strongly encourage you to read the entire preface to the Lenten Triodion which covers any number of themes from what is true fasting, the themes of the individual days and commemorations as well as structures of the various services (especially useful for someone who is a new reader).  In fact, Bishop JOSEPH of the Antiochian Diocese of the West mandates for all his priests, deacons and chanters and readers to read this as preparation for the Great Fast.
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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 01:49:08 AM »
Came upon this old thread, and am bumping it because it will soon reach its annual relevance.  :D

The triodion is the book that has the specifics of the services of the day throughout Lent.  It would be extremely profitable to read ahead prior to services so you can be better prepared for them, to read it to see what's in the services you may have missed/that your parish may not do, and to read it to get a sense of what's going on throughout Lent. 

The essays by Metropolitan Kallistos are good, too.  ;)

Going to be "that guy", huh ?

:)   I am going to be picking it up (it's still in the bookstore!!!).  As an altar boy, it will be nice to understand the service more.

I bumped this for the whole board.  But if it gets you to finally buy one, all the better.  :D :D
O Lord although I desired to blot out
with my tears the handwriting of my many sins
And for the rest of my life to please Thee
through sincere repentance
Yet doth the enemy lead me astray as he wareth
against my sould with his cunning

O Lord before I utterly perish do Thou save me!

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Re: Lenten triodion?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2012, 05:55:39 AM »
What is the "Lenten Triodion"?

It is sold in my parish bookstore.  What would a laymen do with it?

The most beautifil liturgical book the Church possesses.

Get the translation of Bishop Kallistos and Mother Mary.  It contains the first week of the Great Fast, the Sundays of the Fast, the whole of the last week (Holy Week) and a few other major days in the Fast.

Reading it will work wonders in your spiritual life.  Compunction and beauty and good solid theology will flood into your soul.  
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