This book is case-bound in cloth, with colors and design compatible with The Liturgikon. It is the companion edition for use by the parishioners. It contains the Memorial Service, the Synaxarion and the Liturgy, including the “silent prayers,” that the faithful might have a better Read the rest of this entry »
The first bilingual (Greek/English) Liturgikon ever published. It is intended to meet the needs of our Church in the Americas.
The translation of the Liturgikon from the original Greek was rendered by the late Fr. Leon Contos. What does this mean to you? You now have an additional book for your liturgical use, which uses the same language for the petitions and responses of our previous publications of Orthros, Holy Week, and Lenten Liturgies and Sacraments and Services (in three volumes).
The size of The Liturgikon is convenient (7 x 10), neither overly bulky or heavy. The text is in two colors (red and black), and the print is large. It is case-bound in black cloth. A gold Cross, set in a field of crimson red, distinguishes both the front and back cover. As you open the book, you will note that the symbolic crimson color, on antique paper, has been used for the endleafs thus further enhancing the appearance.
Something different! Instead of one book, crammed with services in small print, we’ve published the “Efchologion,” appropriately titled Sacraments and Services, in three hard cover books.
They are beautifully bound with a black vellum finish cloth, stamped with gold and one additional color, different for each book.
Book One: The Sacraments, primarily conducted in Church, of Baptism, Matrimony, Confession, Unction and Confirmation of Converts.
Book Two: The Sacred Services, such as blessings, hospital visitations and various other prayers and services performed mostly away from Church.
Book Three: The Funeral Services, including those of Bright Week, Infants, Priests, Trisagion, Memorials and Saturday of the Souls.
Our congregations, will indeed appreciate the rendering of the prayers of these new and meaningful translations. Each set is executed in a classic style yet in a contemporary language that inspires the faithful.
This publication, primarily intended for the parishioner, contains the Trisagion Service, the funeral rite, the prayers read by a Hierarch (should he be officiating) and the rite of internment. The book measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches. The graphic design, featuring a large purple cross which appropriately conveys the solemnity of this sacred service, is printed on an eighty-pound natural cover stock. . The retail price is $4.50 per copy (quantity discounts available). Certainly this would be a fine memorial gift for the funeral of a loved one, offered by the family in their remembrance.
Translated by Reverend Spencer T. Kezios. Narthex Press has published, in Greek and in English, the Paraclesis to Saint Nectarios as a supplement to the prayer life of our people. The availability of this booklet in parish bookstores will indeed be a welcome addition.
No saint in our time has received the veneration of the faithful as greatly as Saint Nectarios. The countless and oft times unchronicled miracles attributed to his intercessions have touched a myriad of lives. In times of illness or personal crises he has become, so to speak, a personal saint to whom people plead for his prayerful intercessions.
However, our primary purpose was to assist the clergy in their pastoral ministry. Prayer is how every priest reaches out to the sick. Leaving the gift of the Paraclesis to Saint Nectarios at their bedside will comfort them as they pray either with either their Priest, family members or alone. Families will also appreciate this prayer guide as they keep vigil over their ailing family member.