New. The appearance of this volume, similar to a breviary in the West, can be considered nothing less than a major publishing event in the field of liturgical books, a great step forward in the consolidation of the prayer books of the daily cycle of the Orthodox Church from its presently daunting array of arrangements and translations. Here is a partial list of the contents: the Midnight Services for weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays; Matins; First, Third, Sixth and Ninth Hours; Typica; Antiphons and Prokeimena for the daily Liturgy; Vespers; Small and Great Compline; Troparia for the fixed feasts of the year, and for the saints of each day; Troparia for the Lenten and Paschal seasons; Hymns to the Theotokos for the Eight Tones; Dismissal Hymns; Akathist Hymns to our Lord Jesus Christ and to the Most Holy Theotokos; Preparation for Holy Communion; Supplicatory Canons; a table for reckoning the date of Easter from 1997 to 2100; and an index of over 4500 saints and feast days. Happily, The Great Horologion is presented in the sturdy and beautiful fashion for which the Monastery has become known: acid-free paper with two-color printing throughout, including many icons and line-drawings, in an oversized (8'' x 11'') format. 908 pp.
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