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The Book of the Typikon

By |2020-07-03T10:06:24-07:00April 29th, 2011|Liturgical|

This translation of the Typikon is a rough draft and has not been fully proofread. As anyone who writes knows, one cannot proof read one’s own work. Therefore, we are certain that there are many typos and other mistakes in this rough draft. Hopefully those who read it will be so kind as to send [...]

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The History of the Small Paraclesis (Supplication) Canon to the Theotokos

By |2021-10-14T17:22:18-07:00October 14th, 2021|Liturgical, Theotokos|

There are two forms of the Paraklesis Canon to the Theotokos: the Small Paraklesis which was composed by Theosteriktos the Monk in the 9th century (or some say Theophanes), and the Great Paraklesis. During the majority of the year, only the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos is chanted. However, during the Dormition Fast (August 1—14), [...]

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LITURGICAL TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS

By |2021-09-06T08:32:07-07:00July 18th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Sacred Art|

LITURGICAL TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS 1. ADVENT  -It is of Latin origin, meaning `coming or `arrival, and is used in reference to the coming of Christ at the time of and preparation for His Nativity. 2. AER - -The largest of the three veils used to cover the diskarion and Chalice.  3. AKATHISTOS - A [...]

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