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Orthodox Worship

There are many translations of the Liturgy. Among the most convenient are an edition issued

by the Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius, The Orthodox Liturgy, London, 1939; and

an edition with Greek and English on opposite pages published by the Faith Press, The Divine

Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, London (no date).

A great deal of material is to be found in Service Book of the Holy Orthodox-Catholic Apostolic

Church, ed. I. F. Hapgood, 2nd ed., New York, 1922. Full texts for Christmas, Epiphany,

and seven of the other great feasts are contained in The Festal Menaion, trans. Mother Mary and

Archimandrite Kallistos (T. Ware), London, 1969. For Lenten services, see The Lenten Triodion,

London, 1978, by the same translators; also A. Schmemann, Great Lent, New York, 1969. Consult

also La priére des Églises de rite byzantin, ed. E. Mercenier, F. Paris, and G. Bainbridge, 3

vols, Chevetogne, 1947-53; new ed. of vols 1 and 3, Chevetogne, 1972-1975.

For the classic Byzantine commentary on the Liturgy, see: Nicholas Cabasilas, A Commentary

on the Divine Liturgy, trans. J. M. Hussey and P. A. NcNulty, London, 1960.

For the daily prayers used by an Orthodox Christian, see: A Manual of Eastern Orthodox

Prayers, London, 1945 (issued by the Fellowship of St Alban and St. Sergius). Prayer Book,

Jordanville, N.Y, 1960.

On the Orthodox doctrine of prayer, see: Igumen Chariton, The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox

Anthology, trans. E. Kadloubovsky and E. M. Palmer, London, 1966. A Monk of the Eastern

Church, The Prayer of Jesus, New York, 1967. The Philokalia, trans. G. E. H. Palmer, P. Sherrard,

K. Ware, London, 1979 onwards (to be completed in 5 vols). See also the earlier translation

of parts of The Philokalia (Russian text) by E. Kadloubovsky and G. E. H. Palmer: Writings


from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart, London, 1951; Early Fathers from the Philokalia,

London, 1954. For a modern writer in the ‘Philokalictradition, see T. Colliander, The Way of

the Ascetics, London, 1960.

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