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Vesperal Stichera from the Small Octoechos

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Малий Октоїх перекладено на мову українську з грецького тексту за виданням:
Παρακλητική ήτοι Οκτώηχος η Μεγάλη. ‘Εκδότης ‘Ανδρέας Β. Πάσχας. Έν Αθήναις. 1925.

Переклад на українську мову виконав М. Кобрин. Остаточну редакцію, під проводом Блаженнійшого ДІОНІСІЯ, Митрополита Варшавського і всієї Польщі, переводили: Д. Дорошенко, О. Лапинський, О. Лотоцький, І. Сойко, В. Якубовський.

Благословив для церковного вжитку Української Греко-Православної Церкви в Канаді Блаженнійший ІЛАРІОН, Митрополит Вінніпегу і всієї Канади, року Божого 1955-го, листопада 21-го, на день Архистратига Михаїла.

English translation by Archimandrite Ephrem Lash. www.anastasis.org.uk. Used with permission.

By |2019-05-20T16:36:13-04:00May 20th, 2019|Bilingual (UA & EN), Octoechos|0 Comments

The Ninth Hour • Great Vespers

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The Vesperal Service in the Orthodox Church can have four different orders:

  • Daily Vespers,
  • Lenten Vespers,
  • Paschal Vespers,
  • and Great Vespers.

In addition, Great Vespers can be served in conjunction with Matins, to form the All-night Vigil.

This booklet contains the fixed parts of the service of Great Vespers and the 9th hour, and is intended for use when Great Vespers is served by itself on Saturday evening and the eve of feast days, with or without the Litia.

When served by itself, Great Vespers is usually preceded by the 9th hour. The hours of prayer are short, read (not sung) services, which correspond roughly to dawn (1st hour), morning (3rd hour), midday (6th hour), and mid-afternoon (9th hour), comprised of the opening prayers, 3 psalms, hymns, and prayers.

These “canonical hours of prayer” have Biblical roots, and, along with Matins, Vespers, and Compline are a manifestation of the “sanctification of time”.

It is normal to “aggregate” the hours to the nearest “main” service:

  • the 1st hour following Matins,
  • the 3rd and 6th hours preceding the Liturgy,
  • and the 9th hour preceding Vespers.

The 9th hour is the last service of the liturgical day (e.g., the 9th hour on Saturday afternoon is the last service of Saturday, and so we would read the festal or daily tropar and kondak for Saturday during the 9th hour), and Vespers is the first service of the new day (e.g., Vespers on Saturday evening is the first service of Sunday, so all the stykhyry, hymns, the dismissal, etc., are all for Sunday).

By |2019-05-20T16:30:12-04:00May 20th, 2019|Bilingual (UA & EN), Horologion|0 Comments

2019 Church Typikon

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This typicon was prepared by Fr. Bohdan Hladio of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Oshawa, Ontario, as part of the “Pastyr.ca” project, and is based upon the original work done by Archimandrite (now Archbishop) Job (Getcha).

The liturgical directives contained herein conform to the rules governing the order for services found in the Typicon of the Orthodox Church.

Please note that since this typicon has been prepared for parish usage certain abbreviations (especially in regards to the number of tropars and kondaks sung at Sunday Liturgy) have been made. The complete order for singing all tropars at a Sunday or weekday Liturgy can be found in appendix one.

The tropars given at the end of Vespers in this typicon assume that the vigil will be celebrated. If Vespers is being celebrated by itself (i.e., not together with Matins) the proper order for the singing of the tropars before the dismissal is given in appendix two.

A guide outlining how the prokiemen and epistle are intoned when more than one is indicated can be found in appendix three. Please feel free to use this typicon yourself, or even to share it with other clergy or faithful who can make use of it for the glory of God.

Please do not publish this typicon, nor post it to a web site, without the author’s express permission. Please note that in accordance with common practice dates are given first according to the Julian (Old/ Church) Calendar, and then according to the civil (Gregorian) calendar.

By |2019-05-20T16:32:47-04:00May 18th, 2019|English, Typikon|0 Comments