One last thing on the Melkite "Horologion". Does it contain the Menaion, as does Byzantine Daily Worship? That would be wonderful.
No, it does not contain the Menaion.
What do you think about New Skete's Psalter. That's another item I am considering purchasing. I have HTM's Psalter. Although I find the English beautiful, I do like a rendition that is in modern, but respectful English.
I have used New Skete's translation of the psalter since it was first published in 1984. After 20-something years, it is still the only psalter I use.
I'm just concerned with the accurasy(SP?) of the translation of the New Skete Psalter.
Since I don't read the original language, I can't comment on the accuracy. However, any translation of the psalter (and for that matter, any translation of the Bible) will have its critics.
As long as a translation is free of doctrinal error, if its words speak to you, touch your heart and soul like no other, if it brings you into the Presence of God, and the words become your own, then you have found the right translation for you.