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All books are in the English language unless otherwise noted. Most books are published by Mar Melchizedek.

Orthodox Book

Of Prayer

ID: 23640497

ISBN: 978-0-359-20701-5

Binding: Hardcover (case-wrap)

Black & white edition

Weight: 2.88 lbs.

Dimensions (inches): 6" wide x 9" tall

Hardcover, 546 Pages

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Before the advent of printing, prayer books were written by hand and often richly decorated with initials and miniature illustrations telling the stories in the lives of Christ, the saints or events from the Bible. Because of the cost involved, such prayer books were usually only used by clergy, monastics or the wealthy. With the invention of the printing press, prayer books became accessible to the average lay person and have since become an important aspect of Orthodox piety and prayer life.

This book contains all Orthodox Services.

Pastoral Service Manual

Pastoral ministry includes outreach, encouragement, support, counseling and other care for members and friends of the congregation. This book includes pastoral services in hospitals, hospices, special circumstances and homes.

Language: English

ISBN 9781304611352


Pages: 61

Binding: Perfect Bound

Interior: Color

Dimensions US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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Vespers & Divine Liturgy

This book contains long overdue revisions of the Byzantine Liturgy for our modern times, edited by Metropolitan Mar Melchizedek. Overall, this new and refreshing format, in line with the living tradition of Orthodox worship, emphasizes better transparency and full congregational participation. It yields to the needs of modern demands while making Eastern worship more attractive to the general population, especially in the New World Diaspora.


Book Size: US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

ID: kr76m8

Page Count: 65 Pages

Interior Color: Color Standard

Paper Type: 60# White

Book Binding: Coil Bound (so it lays flat for Services)

Cover Finish: Matte

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Vespers with the Liturgy of the Presanctified gifts

(M. Rev.) Mar Melchizedek, OSB

Created: Jan 19, 2024

Modified: Jan 19, 2024

Book, 17 Pages

Print Book: US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm), Standard Color, 60# White, Coil Bound, Matte 

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The Typica Service

This Service is meant to be conducted by a deacon or cantor in case of the absence of a priest. It is commonly called the Byzantine Rite Typica or Reader's Service.

Paperback : 24 pages

ISBN-13 : 979-8700740234

Item Weight : 2.27 ounces

Dimensions : 6 x 0.06 x 9 inches

The Consecration Of The Holy Temple And Altar

Because the holy altar is very important in the life of any Orthodox Christian, the Service of Consecration centers around the Holy Altar Table. In simple terms, the Consecration Service is the  Baptism and Chrismation of the Church. In this edition, some small parts have been omitted as to accommodate a less repetitive and nonessential flow of the Service.

Paperback: 38 pages

ISBN-13: 979-8648879669


Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

It is performed on weekdays during Great Lent, wherein Holy Communion is received from Gifts (the Body and Blood of Christ) that are sanctified (consecrated) in advance — hence its name. The Service consists of Daily Vespers combined with additional prayers and Holy Communion. The Holy Gifts have already been consecrated, intincted with the precious Blood of Christ and reserved at the previous Sunday Divine Liturgy.

Paperback: 53 pages

ISBN-13: 979-8630351425

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.6 ounces 

The Holy Nativity Feast

Traditionally, Orthodox Nativity Services start with the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil in the afternoon of Christmas Eve (January 6), followed by Great Compline and Matins at some time after dark in the evening. Then, on Christmas morning follows the Divine Liturgy.This booklet features the Christmas Eve Service of Great Compline & Matins (Orthros), somewhat revised and abbreviated as to meet parochial custom and less repetitive demands.

Paperback: 53 pages

ISBN-10: 1674369875

ISBN-13: 978-1674369877

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.6 ounces 

Holy Baptism And Chrismation

This Service in the Eastern (Byzantine) Orthodox Rite has been formatted for contemporary parochial use. For pastoral reasons, it is not as lengthy and less repetitive. It is also more transparent to participants who are not familiar with Orthodox worship. The language is inclusive and in contemporary English.

Paperback: 24 pages

ISBN-10: 1096232944

ISBN-13: 978-1096232940

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9" 

Shipping Weight: 3 ounces


A Memorial Service (Greek: μνημόσυνον, mnemósynon, "memorial"; Slavonic: панихида, panikhída, from Greek παννυχίς, pannychis, "vigil"; Romanian: parastas and Serbian парастос, parastos, from Greek παράστασις, Parastas) is a liturgical solemn Service for the repose of the departed in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Paperback: 24 pages

ISBN-10: 1793436053

ISBN-13: 978-1793436054

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 3 ounces

Orthros (Orthodox Matins Service)

Contains both, Sunday & Weekday Orthros

In the Byzantine Rite of the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches, Orthros (Greek (ὄρθρος, meaning "early dawn" or "daybreak") or Oútrenya (Slavonic Оўтреня) is the early morning Service. It somewhat of a combination known in the west as Matins and Lauds. This book features both Sunday Orthros and weekday or daily Orthros. Though formatted as a church Service, it can also can be used in private prayer.

Paperback: 97 pages 

Language: English

ISBN-10: 179450009X

ISBN-13: 978-1794500099

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches

Daily  Or Weekday Vespers

Vespers is first Service of the Daily Cycle of divine Services celebrated in the Orthodox Church. Because the liturgical day begins at sunset, Vespers is traditionally served in the early evening. For many Eastern Orthodox parishes, Vespers is the principal evening Service.  -  This Service book in its second, improved edition is also formatted for private use.

6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

26 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1727397802

ISBN-10: 1727397800

Orthodox Lenten Lectionary

This books contains all weekday readings of Great Lent and Holy Week.

8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)

256 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1986287388

ISBN-10: 1986287386 

The Oktoechos

The Oktoechos or “Eight Tones” is an Eastern Orthodox (Byzantine) liturgical text containing a rotation of eight Tones and Services with specific hymns that are chanted from the end of the Pentekostarion season to the beginning of Great Lent.

ISBN-13: 978-1536875409

ISBN-10: 1536875406

Weekday Oktoichos

for Vespers

The word Oktoichos (from Greek οκτοηχος) can refer either to the eight-tone (or mode) system of church music or to the liturgical book containing the weekly variable texts in each one of these eight tones. This Octoichos book includes the Vespers material for every day of the week.

    •    Paperback: 76 pages

    •    ISBN-10: 1797043099

    •    ISBN-13: 978-1797043098

    •    Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

    •    Shipping Weight: 9 ounces

Orthodox Healing And Molyeben Services

A public Service, during which the faithful may be anointed for the healing of soul and body with the Oil of Gladness (Blessing Oil). Molyeben is a Slavic Service of intercession or supplication, similar to the Greek Paraklesis.

ISBN-13: 978-1544220185 

ISBN-10: 1544220189

Hierarchical Services

This Service book contains all ordinations and elevations, as well as the consecrations of church items and vestments of the Byzantine Rite.

ISBN-13: 978-1541281295

ISBN-10: 1541281292

Eastern Christian Services

This Eastern Orthodox Service book, most often used in parishes, has been slightly abbreviated and formatted for better transparency and congregational participation.

ISBN-13: 978-1540730374

ISBN-10: 1540730379

Liturgy Of The Hours

This Eastern Breviary, designed by Mar Melchizedek, is a shorter Horologion (Book of the Hours). It is an easier to follow and more participatory edition and can be used for both public and private prayer.

ISBN-13: 978-1539786344

ISBN-10: 153978634X

Holy Mass Booklet

Latin-English side by side, so-called Tridentine Style Holy Mass booklet. Holy Mass is one of the names by which the Divine Liturgy is commonly called in the Catholic Church, in the Latin ("Western") Rite Orthodox churches and many Old Catholic as well as Anglican churches.

ISBN-13: 978-1530417452

ISBN-10: 1530417457

The Holy Qurbana  

(The Liturgy Of Saints Addai And Mari)

Holy Qurbana, the Oriental Rite Divine Liturgy, is referred to as complete worship, since it is performed for the benefit of all members of the church. It is the oldest extant Christian liturgy.

 The other sacraments are celebrated for individual members. Thus the Holy Qurbana is believed to be the sacrament that completes all the others. Hence it is called the sacrament of perfection or the queen of sacraments.

This edition in abbreviated form allows better people participation and appeals to less repetitiveness.

Paperback: 24 pages

ISBN-10: 1796401579

ISBN-13: 978-1796401578

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 3 ounces

Byzantinischer Gottesdienst

Liturgy Of St Chrysostom In German With Music

Der byzantinische Ritus ist die traditionelle Gottesdienstordnung der Ostkirche. Sie wird heute in allen orthodoxen Kirchen sowie in vielen katholischen Ostkirchen befolgt. Die Bezeichnung umfasst die Gesamtheit des gottesdienstlichen Lebens dieser Kirchen, die Feiern der Sakramente, der Stunden, der Feste, der Kasualien, usw.

Editor: (Very Rev.) Prof. Dr. Reinhard Thöle

6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Full Color on White paper

28 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1985860292

ISBN-10: 1985860295

The Byzantine Liturgy

For Small Parish Use

This liturgy was constructed with several goals in mind:

1. To be used where there is no deacon and no choir.

2. To increase the active worship of the congregation.

3. To minimize repetition.

4. To simplify the movement, so that liturgy is easier to accomplish in smaller spaces.

It was not the goal of the editor to shorten the liturgy, though the removal of some of the repetitive intercessions does make it somewhat shorter. Many of the parts normally said or chanted by the deacon have been assigned to the people. This should help to change from spectator (the faithful merely watch the liturgy) to a situation where everyone is actively participating in worship.

Author: (Most Rev. ) Aftimios II (Les Sinclair)

6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Full Color on White paper

38 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1722239640

ISBN-10: 1722239646

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