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« on: December 23, 2012, 04:33:38 PM »

I'm quite new to Eastern Christianity, and I'm having a few problems figuring things out liturgically- particularly the daily cycle. I happen to be a Byzantine Catholic in a town full of Sicilians. So I usually only am able to attend a Byzantine Liturgy when I'm out of town. To make up for this, I try my hardest to pray the daily cycle of services at home- at least Vespers, Compline and Orthros anyway. My problem is I'm  having to bend over backwords to figure out exactly what I need. Boy, does Eastern Christianity need a LOT of paperwork! What I mean by this, is I'm trying to say the reader services at home without all the other books- Menaion, Octoechos, Pentecostarion, Triodion, etc. Is there anyway to get everything sorted together, or abbreviated, or at least for the major feasts? The Stichera, Prokeimenons, Troparia, Kontakia, Doxastika, Theotokia, Exapostelara, Hypakoe, Anathnavio, etc.? It's all bloody confusing without the materials when the rubrics are calling for this canon and that stichera and these verses and that apolytikia. Any help or advice?
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 05:12:14 PM »

Eastern Christian Publications has a daily email you can sign up for that has all that stuff - maybe someone else can post the link as I'm on my cell right now. But I subscribed to it while on vacation out of state this past October and it was great, had everything i could possibly have wanted and more!
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 07:52:12 PM »

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There are little schematic charts in "The Festal Menaion" (I think it was), at the beginning of the book, which explain how the services are put together and where the various thingamajigs with fancy names go. It's a good starter-level "decoder ring."
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 10:34:12 PM »

There are a number of topics that address this on this board. Do some exploring and I think you will find a lot of great advice and sources.

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 11:59:20 PM »

Eastern Christian Publications has a daily email you can sign up for that has all that stuff - maybe someone else can post the link as I'm on my cell right now. But I subscribed to it while on vacation out of state this past October and it was great, had everything i could possibly have wanted and more!

I am not familiar with Eastern Christian Publications, but a Google search for Eastern Christian Publications finds the site that you mentioned.
Thanks for mentioning the site, I had not looked at the site before.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 01:39:54 AM »

WEll, thank you for the correction anyway, Father. I know what most of the terms are and where they go- through much practice, mind you- it's trying to get the right propers without getting a menaion that's the problem. If some one has decided to put at least the most common propors- Festal and Sunday, at least- in one book, I'd be delighted, though. Troparia and Kontakia I have- thank you, handy Jordanville prayer book- it's everything else I'm missing.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 11:20:43 AM »

An Horologion with excerpts from the Oktoekos, Menaion, and Tridion is what you are looking for.

https://melkite.org/products-page/horologion

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 11:55:33 AM »

I'm quite new to Eastern Christianity, and I'm having a few problems figuring things out liturgically- particularly the daily cycle. I happen to be a Byzantine Catholic in a town full of Sicilians. So I usually only am able to attend a Byzantine Liturgy when I'm out of town. To make up for this, I try my hardest to pray the daily cycle of services at home- at least Vespers, Compline and Orthros anyway. My problem is I'm  having to bend over backwords to figure out exactly what I need. Boy, does Eastern Christianity need a LOT of paperwork! What I mean by this, is I'm trying to say the reader services at home without all the other books- Menaion, Octoechos, Pentecostarion, Triodion, etc. Is there anyway to get everything sorted together, or abbreviated, or at least for the major feasts? The Stichera, Prokeimenons, Troparia, Kontakia, Doxastika, Theotokia, Exapostelara, Hypakoe, Anathnavio, etc.? It's all bloody confusing without the materials when the rubrics are calling for this canon and that stichera and these verses and that apolytikia. Any help or advice?
For the major Feasts, Met. Kallistos Ware's "The Festal Menaion" has all of them from the Menaion, his "Lenten Triodion" has all the ones from the Triodion.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 12:41:21 PM »

Ah, thank you Deacon Father. And finally, someone from my jurisdiction! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 06:16:38 PM »

To the OP, here is what I was talking about earlier:

http://ecpubs.com/daily-office.html

This is "an electronic form of the Byzantine Daily Office, daily prayers according to the tradition of the Eastern Christian Churches of Constantinople (Byzantium).  The BDO includes the full prayer text for Morning and Evening Prayers for Persons in the World, and the First, Third, Sixth and Ninth Hours.  We also provide all the changeable parts needed for each day according to the Byzantine Ruthenian Typicon", and you can get it as an email (PDF) or an audio file.

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 07:15:55 PM »


That's awesome. Shocked I can't afford it now, but I've bookmarked it for later. Thanks!
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