A practical guide to the ustav for parishes, describing the Offices of the Byzantine liturgical year. By Father Bohdan Hladio.
The Orthodox Rite of Betrothal and the Holy Mystery of the Crowning (the Marriage Rites). In Ukrainian and English.
The service of Vespers on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Sunday of Cheese Fare) which inaugurates the Great Fast — the penitential period leading to Holy Pascha, the Bright Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. At the end of the service, the Rite of Mutual Forgiveness — at which all the assembled ask one another in turn for reconciliation, so that all may enter the period of preparation that is the Lenten Spring in harmony. In Ukrainian and English.
Text of the Great Penitential Canon of our Father among the Saints, Andrew of Crete, the Jerusalemite as read at Orthros on the 5th Week of the Great Forty-day Fast. In Ukrainian and English.
The Lenten service of Passia — or the Divine Suffering of Christ, with readings and hymns of Holy and Great Week — a sobering reminder to the Faithful of the twilight of our Lenten journey — before the joyous dawn which heralds Christ’s Resurrection. In Ukrainian and English.
The text of the service of Orthros on Holy and Great Friday (served Thursday evening) with the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels, describing the betrayal, suffering and crucifixion of our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. In Ukrainian and English.
Vesperal Stichera at “Lord, I have cried” and of the Aposticha for the Octoechos Tones (Tones 1-8). From the “Small Octoechos” for Resurrectional (Sunday) services — the most ancient part of the weekly cycle of 8 Tones. In Ukrainian and English.