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#21 Nathaniel Woon

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:12 AM

Thanks for the information Fr. Raphael. The foreword in the edition of the Prologue of Ohrid that I have mentioned that the prologue was a form of the synaxarion. I am not sure who wrote the foreword (i.e.whether it was by St. Nikolai or one of the translators). From what I remember, it seemed to say that prologues were a Slavic term for the synaxarion.

#22 Fr Raphael Vereshack

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 02:57 PM

From what I remember, it seemed to say that prologues were a Slavic term for the synaxarion.


I think that these are different forms of spiritual literature.

A synaxarion is only the lives of the saints. This would correspond to what in Slavonic/Russian is called zhitie svyatich, lives of the saints.

A prologue is a shortened life of the saints with added spiritual reading.

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#23 Nathaniel Woon

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:48 PM

Has anyone seen the latest two volumes in the Great Synaxaristes published by Holy Apostles' Convent? There is a volume for the Triodion and another for the Pentecostarion period. The first volume appears to be much thicker than the other volumes in the series.

http://www.holyapost...&products_id=37
http://www.holyapost...&products_id=38

#24 Fr Raphael Vereshack

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:06 PM

Has anyone seen the latest two volumes in the Great Synaxaristes published by Holy Apostles' Convent? There is a volume for the Triodion and another for the Pentecostarion period. The first volume appears to be much thicker than the other volumes in the series.

http://www.holyapost...&products_id=37
http://www.holyapost...&products_id=38


I also would greatly appreciate some comment on these. I have a number of their earlier 'lives of the saints' volumes (up to the one on the prophets) and they were very good. But I don't know about these later volumes.

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#25 Nathaniel Woon

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:14 AM

I just received the Triodion volume two days ago and I am very very pleased to have it with me - it is indeed a wonderful resource to have. I have no hesitation to recommend it to everyone.

#26 Sbdn. Peter Simko

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:05 PM

Christ is risen!

 

Does anyone happen to know of the current progress on the unpublished volumes of the Chrysostom Press edition of the Synaxarion?  I am looking at investing in a set soon, so I would like to wait on theirs if the timeline is within reason for my own schedule.  Thanks!






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