Author: Igumen Gregory Woolfenden
Publisher: The Printshop of St Job of Pochaev (April 2011)
ISBN: 9780884651918 (paperback)
Price: $17.95 (available on Holy Trinity Publications)
Description (publisher's): One way in which we can increase the talents given to us by God is “to celebrate a service in splendor” and thereby “communicate the word to those untaught.” (From the Aposticha of the Matins of Great and Holy Tuesday.) A Practical Handbook for Divine Services will serve as invaluable guides to all -- priests, deacons, servers, readers and singers --who seek to increase their God given talent in fulfilment of these words. It will also encourage all the laity who desire to enter more fully into an understanding of the Church’s Typicon, the “rule” which governs how Divine worship is offered in the church, and to internalize the principles that underpin it. Whilst drawn from Russian sources, the texts also touch upon differences found in Greek usage. This is also a valuable resource for any student of Christian liturgy.
Initial submitter's queries: I'm not certain where this should go, not a book review but ask about a book on liturgics, so I'm putting it here. Is anyone familiar with this book from Holy Trinity Publications? I can find no review of it or anything more than the description in HTP's online catalog. Most of the servers in my parish (OCA of a traditional bent) look to me for direction, for which I feel completely inadequate most of the time. I'm frequently looking to "fill in the gaps" of my liturgical education, which has primarily been based on seeing, doing, and being corrected when bishops or others come to serve (thanks be to God).
Thanks for any thoughts on this!
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Edited by Archimandrite Irenei, 04 May 2011 - 02:31 PM.
Updated to reviews area style