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The Great Horologion; or, Book of Hours

Translated from the Greek by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery

“The Great Horologion is a handbook for anyone who wishes to pray, either in common or in private, with the words and forms bequeathed us by the Apostles, the holy Fathers, and all the Saints, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It provides not only the order of the services, but supplies also the invariable texts which form their structure. In it are found the psalms which are appointed for the prescribed times of prayer throughout the whole day and night, for, according to the Psalmist: ‘Seven times a day have I praised Thee for the judgments of Thy righteousness’ (Psalm 118:164), and: ‘At midnight I arose to give thanks unto Thee for the judgments of Thy righteousness’ (Psalm 118:62). Also herein are the texts of fixed hymns and prayers which are part of the daily cycle.”


   A Note on Days Designated as “Alleluia”
   Prayers Upon Awakening
   The Midnight Service for Weekdays
   The Midnight Service for Saturdays
   The Midnight Service for Sundays
   The Service of Matins
   The First Hour
   The Mid-Hour of the First Hour
   The Third Hour
   The Mid-Hour of the Third Hour
   The Sixth Hour
   The Mid-Hour of the Sixth Hour
   The Service of the Typica
   For the Service of the Divine Liturgy
      The Antiphons for Daily Use at the Divine Liturgy
      Prokeimenon of the Epistle and Alleluia of the Gospel for Every Day of the Week, and for Saints’ Days
      Cherubic Hymns
      Communion Hymns
   The Service of the Refectory
   Prayers for the Midday Meal
   The Ninth Hour
   The Service of the Typica for All the Alleluia Days of the Holy and Great Fast, Except Saturday
   The Mid-Hour of the Ninth Hour
   The Service of Vespers
   The Prayers in the Refectory
   The Service of Great Compline
   The Service of Small Compline
   Troparia of the Immovable Feasts of the Whole Year, And for the Saints of Each Day
   Troparia of the Moveable Feasts
      Of the Triodion
      Of the Pentecostarion
   Dismissal Hymns of the Resurrection in the Eight Tones, with Theotokia, Hypakoë, and Kontakia
   Dismissal Hymns for the Other Days of the Week, Chanted When There is No Feast
   Theotokia for Every Tone, Chanted Throughout the Year After the Dismissal Hymns of Saints that are not Celebrated with Great Vespers, and When Hymns of the Octoëchos are not Chanted
   The Katavasiae for the Seasons of the Year
      Blessed is the Man
      The Polyeleos
      By the Waters of Babylon
      Selected Psalmic Verses for Feast Days
   The Akathist Hymn to our Sweetest Lord Jesus Christ
   The Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos
   The Canon of the Akathist Hymn
   The Small Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos
   The Great Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos
   The Service of Preparation for Holy Communion
   Thanksgiving After Holy Communion
   A Supplicatory Canon to our Lord Jesus Christ
   A Supplicatory Canon to the Guardian Angel of a Man’s Life
   A Supplicatory Canon to the Heavenly Powers and to All Saints
   The Akathist Hymn to the Spiritual Ladder, the Precious and Life-creating Cross
   An Index of Saints
   Paschalion for the Years 1997 to 2100

Item Number: BKHT512C
Publication Data: Boston, MA: Holy Transfiguration Monastery, 1997
Format: hardcover
Number of Pages: 908
Dimensions (l × w × h): 29.9 cm × 21.1 cm × 6.0 cm
Additional Information: two-color printing, black-and-white illustrations, four bookmark ribbons
ISBN: 0‒943405‒08‒4

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