Service Books & Texts
Order the St Tikhon's Prayer Book
Order the St Tikhon's Service Book, with Vespers & Divine Liturgy
• the OCA changeable texts for Vespers & Liturgy,
• organized by date according to the church calendar
• formatted in MS Word to view or print
• Readers Service, General Text
• Includes instructions for where changeable texts are to be read
• Use when you cannot attend the Divine Liturgy
• Reader's Service booklets for home use,
• includes the Hours, Vespers, Divine Liturgy,
• available to order physical booklets,
• or download in PDF format for free,
• link points to St Basil Orthodox Church, in new tab.
SPECIAL FOR GREAT LENT:
With the Fear of God, with Faith and Love!
It is always helpful to remind ourselves of how we are practicing our Orthodox Faith. At the heart of that "practice" is our preparation for, and reception of, the Eucharist. Therefore, I have attached a document dealing with our preparation, so that it be in a "worthy manner." This article goes into some depth in explaining the meaning and purpose behind preparing to receive Holy Communion. These are meant to be guidelines that assist in creating a "eucharistic discipline" rather than an air-tight set of "rules" that are meant to be legalistically adhered to.
Also, I am attaching a reminder about our liturgical etiquette or discipline while in church. I am certain that this can be helpful to our new members, inquirers and others. A certain liturgical discipline has nothing to do with an empty formalism or legalism. It is about respecting the sacred space in which we worship as a community.
Please contact me with any questions...
A Guide to the Divine Liturgy
The DIVINE LITURGY of the ORTHODOX CHURCH
by Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
Third Edition, with a new Epilogue by the author
Seekers, catechumens and Orthodox faithful alike will be blessed by this trustworthy and inspiring guide to the Divine Liturgy and the Life in Christ, composed by our beloved pastor, a faithful presbyter of the Orthodox Church in America.
Paperback, 64 pages, full color cover; $9.99 retail.
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St Herman of Alaska - Special Resource Section - Video, Audio, Articles, Icons, Suggested Books, much more.
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