Dear brothers and sisters in Christ —
Print files for The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, in Ukrainian and English | Божественна Літургія Ранішеосвячених (Передосвячених) Дарів — українською й англійською.
The files are formatted for printing on standard letter size (8.5″ x 11″) paper. The half-letter size booklet spreads (double-sided: four pages per sheet of paper) are cut down the middle to produce individual pages that are then bound together. We recommend coil binding, which is approximately $1/booklet more than comb (cerlox) binding — but is more durable and allows for a greater range of movement. Using heavier card stock for the front and back covers and plastic protective covers adds stiffness and durability.
Nota bene: If you are submitting the file to a printer’s, be sure to get a printer’s proof. This is particularly important in the case of the parallel Ukrainian•English text file. Specify that the pages are to be mirrored, i.e., that pages 2 and 3 are to be facing each other in the finished book, and so on. A printer may add blank pages in the printing process, which may result in staggered pages, not nearly as useful in Liturgical use, and confusing to anyone seeking to follow the liturgy in translation.
The full-letter size pages can be printed on hole-punched paper or inserted into plastic sleeves to form a binder. The font used is one half point larger than in the half-letter size booklets, and the larger page allows for more generous spacing, paragraph formatting, etc. — but the practical advantages of the booklets include ease of use: the booklets are small enough to permit those following them to take active part in the Liturgy — the kneeling and prostrations that are required of the faithful in this penitential service — without having to manhandle a full binder. The booklets also work particularly well in concert with the printed music of the Presanctified Liturgy, available through the Music • Ноти page of pastyr.ca.
Formatted for half-letter (8.5″ x 5.5″) size, coil-bound booklets:
- Божественна Літургія Ранішосвячених Дарів • The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts | UA•EN Parallel Text
- Божественна Літургія Ранішосвячених Дарів | українською
- The Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts | in English