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The Great Book of Needs, Expanded and Supplemented, Volume I: The Holy Mysteries

   
Translated from Church Slavonic with notes by St. Tikhon’s Monastery

Volume I of The Great Book of Needs, Expanded and Supplemented

“The Offices, Orders, Prayers, and Blessings found in this and subsequent volumes of the Great Book of Needs have been compiled and translated from the (Velikii) Trebnik ((Great) Book of Needs) published in Kiev, at the Kiev-Caves Lavra (1902), supplemented by the (Velikii) Trebnik ((Great) Book of Needs) published in Moscow (1884), the Trebnik (Book of Needs) also published in Moscow (two volumes—1902) and the Dopolnitel’nii Trebnik (Supplementary Book of Needs) published at Holy Trinity Monastery (1961). The Great Book of Needs has also been augmented by various Offices, Orders, Prayers, and Blessings translated from the Chinovnik Archiereiskovo Svyashchenosluzhenia (Ritual Book of Hierarchical Sacred Services) published in Moscow (1982) and the Dopolnitelnii Trebnik (Supplementary Book of Needs) published in Belgrade (1975). In addition, a few Offices, Orders, Prayers, and Blessings have been taken from other sources, and are indicated by ‘‡’.”
—“Preface”

CONTENTS

Preface
General Instructions to the Priest on the Parish Service of Needs
A Note on Terminology
Introductory Prayers
I. ENTRY INTO THE CHURCH
1. PRAYERS ON THE FIRST DAY AFTER A WOMAN HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO A CHILD
2. PRAYER AT THE NAMING OF A CHILD ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF BIRTH
3. PRAYERS FOR A WOMAN ON THE FORTIETH DAY OF CHILDBIRTH
4. PRAYER FOR A WOMAN WHEN SHE HAS MISCARRIED/ABORTED AN INFANT
5. PRAYERS AT THE MAKING OF A CATECHUMEN
6. THE OFFICE OF HOLY BAPTISM
7. THE OFFICE OF HOLY ANOINTING (CHRISMATION)
8. EXHORTATION BY THE PRIEST TO THE SPONSOR AFTER THE BAPTISM OF AN INFANT
9. THE ABLUTION AND TONSURE ON THE EIGHTH DAY
10. A PRAYER FOR HOLY BAPTISM, THAT IS, HOW BRIEFLY TO BAPTIZE AN INFANT WHEN THERE IS FEAR OF DEATH
11. COMPLETION BY THE PRIEST OF THE OFFICE OF HOLY BAPTISM IF IT WAS PERFORMED BY A LAYMAN
12. THE OFFICE FOR RECEIVING INTO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH SUCH PERSONS WHO HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN ORTHODOX, BUT, FROM INFANCY HAVE BEEN REARED IN HERESY, YET RECEIVED VALID BAPTISM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHILE REJECTING THE REST OF THE HOLY MYSTERIES AND CHURCH CUSTOMS, AND HOLDING OTHER OPINIONS CONTRARY TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH
13. THE OFFICE FOR RECEIVING THOSE COMING TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH FROM THE ARMENIAN CONFESSION (Also used for those coming from: Other Non-Chalcedonian (Coptic, Jacobite, Ethiopian, Indian); Nestorian; Roman-Latin; Lutheran; Reformed)
14. THE OFFICE FOR ANOINTING WITH CHRISM SUCH PERSONS WHO HAVE COME TO THE ORTHODOX FAITH AND HAVE UNITED THEMSELVES WITH THE ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC CHURCH
15. THE OFFICE FOR RECEIVING THOSE COMING TO OUR HOLY CHURCH FROM THE JEWISH FAITH (Also used for those coming from Islam and Paganism)
16. CONCERNING JOINING THE ORTHODOX CHURCH BEFORE DEATH
17. THE RULE OF METHODIUS, PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE, CONCERNING THE RETURN FROM APOSTASY OF VARIOUS PERSONS TO THE TRUE ORTHODOX FAITH
18. PRAYERS OF PURIFICATION, FOR ONE RETURNING TO THE TRUE FAITH FROM APOSTASY
II. HOLY REPENTANCE
19. PREFACE AND INSTRUCTION CONCERNING HOW IT BEHOOVES A CONFESSOR TO BEHAVE AND TO INSTRUCT WITHOUT CONTRADICTION THEM THAT COME TO HIM
20. THE ORDER OF CONFESSION
21. EXHORTATION TO THE PENITENT BEFORE CONFESSION
   (Continuation of the ORDER OF CONFESSION)
22. EXHORTATION FROM THE SPIRITUAL FATHER TO THE SPIRITUAL CHILD AFTER THE CONFESSION OF SINS
23. GENERAL QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE CONFESSOR AS FOUND IN THE BOOK OF NEEDS
24. PRAYER ON THE ABSOLUTION FROM PENANCE
III. The EUCHARIST
25. THE OFFICE FOR PRIESTS WHO HAVE BEEN TEMPTED IN SLEEP
26. THE OFFICE WHEN IN EXTREME URGENCY OCCASION ARISES TO GIVE COMMUNION TO A SICK PERSON
IV. HOLY MATRIMONY
27. HOLY MATRIMONY (Preparations)
28. THE ORDER THAT IS USED AT BETROTHALS
29. THE ORDER OF THE CROWNING
30. PRAYER AT THE TAKING OFF OF THE CROWNS ON THE EIGHTH DAY
31. THE SCROLL OF NICEPHORUS, PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND CONFESSOR
32. THE OFFICE FOR A SECOND MARRIAGE
V. HOLY OIL (ANOINTING)
33. THE OFFICE OF HOLY OIL (ANOINTING), SUNG BY SEVEN PRIESTS ASSEMBLED IN A CHURCH OR IN A HOME
34. THE OFFICE OF HOLY OIL (BRIEF FORM)
VI. HOLY ORDERS
35. A NOTE ON CLERICAL RANKS
36. THE OFFICE FOR THE SETTING-APART OF A READER AND A CANTOR
37. THE OFFICE FOR THE ORDINATION OF A SUBDEACON
38. THE OFFICE FOR THE ORDINATION OF A DEACON
39. THE OFFICE USED AT THE ELEVATION OF AN ARCHDEACON OR A PROTODEACON
40. THE OFFICE USED AT THE ORDINATION OF A PRESBYTER
41. THE ORDER OF THE OFFICE FOR THE MAKING OF A PROTOPRESBYTER (ARCHPRIEST)
42. THE OFFICE USED AT THE ELEVATION OF AN IGUMEN (ABBOT)
43. THE OFFICE USED AT THE ELEVATION OF AN ARCHIMANDRITE
44. EXHORTATION AT THE ENTRUSTING OF A MONASTIC FLOCK TO AN ARCHIMANDRITE (OR IGUMEN)
45. THE OFFICE OF CONFESSION AND ANSWERING OF A BISHOP (AND THE LAYING-ON OF HANDS)
VII. THE BLESSING OF WATERS
46. THE ORDER OF THE LESSER SANCTIFICATION OF WATERS
47. THE ORDER OF THE GREAT SANCTIFICATION OF WATERS OF HOLY THEOPHANY
VIII. THE MONASTIC TONSURE
48. THE ORDER OF CLOTHING IN RIASA AND KAMILAVKA (I)
49. THE ORDER OF CLOTHING IN RIASA AND KAMILAVKA (II)
50. THE ORDER OF THE LESSER SCHEMA (LITTLE HABIT), THAT IS, OF THE MANTIYA
51. THE ORDER OF THE GREAT ANGELIC SCHEMA (GREAT HABIT)
52. PRAYER AT THE LAYING ASIDE OF THE COWL
APPENDIX: Dismissals
   DAYS OF THE WEEK
   FESTAL CYCLE
   LENTEN CYCLE
   PASCHAL CYCLE

Item Number: BKST701C
Publication Data: South Canaan, PA: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, 2000
Format: hardcover
Number of Pages: xvi + 393
Dimensions (l × w × h): 21.7 cm × 16.3 cm × 3.3 cm
Additional Information: two-color printing
ISBN: 1‒878997‒56‒4

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