Serge and Tony,
Well, that explains it. I was glancing through the calendars in it, and was in Lent. That is why I suppose all the weekday readings were from the Old Testament and none were from the New Testament. Does that sound about right to you?
And Serge, many thanks for all the help, but perhaps you will allow me to clarify this a bit? On page 148 of my copy are given the "Tropars and Kondaks for Weekdays." Are these usable for any given weekday which is not covered elsewhere in the book, i.e. feast days, Lenten Triodion, Holy Week, Pentecostarion, etc.? If that is the case, I may just follow that. But, if this is true, then just how do the troparion specific to a given day, such as those given in Menologion, fit in? And I am assuming that the Sunday Troparion given would be selected by the tone of the week?
I agree completely. This could simply be overwhelming. And I have actually kept my prayer situation fairly simple during this crazy time. Right now I am simply praying from the Morning and Evening prayers as given in the little Manual of Eastern Orthodox Prayers. Though, I have to mention that this has tons of troparion and kontakion as well, and this in a book which does not even have a place to use them in the daily prayers!? I have to say that these things really just confuse me immensely. And what really bugs me is to have a book which I do not know how to understand. This is a big peeve for me, and I just cannot rest until I break the code.
And thanks for the recommendation. Is that press online? Or do they sell through other distributors such as Light and Life?
Again, many thanks to all of you. You have been beyond patient with this slow thinker.