Author: Campbell, Laurence (tran.)
This book, in traditional English, provides the complete text for the service of Holy Baptism in the Orthodox Church. ﾠIncluded are theﾠPrayer at the Making of a Catechumen,ﾠThe Order of Holy Baptism, and theﾠPrayer for Holy Baptism, Briefly, How to Baptize a Child Because of Fear of Death.
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Author: Sokolof, Dimitry
This comprehensive work on the Orthodox Church's divine services was originally translated and printed before the Russian Revolution, and has since been re-edited to reflect current standards of English-language liturgical usage. The author begins with a discussion of the nature and origin of Divine services. He describes the church building, the persons who perform divine services and their vestments, the cycles of public worship, Great Vespers, Matins, Divine Liturgy, festal services, and different ministrations: Baptism and Chrismation, the Coronation Anointing of the Tsar, Consecration of a Church, Confession, Ordination, Matrimony, Unction, Prayer Services, Monastic Tonsure and Burial.
Helpfully illustrated, this manual represents a complete but accessible survey of everything related to the Orthodox Church's divine services. It is suitable both as an introduction to Orthodox worship for the inquirer and as a convenient handbook for those already familiar with the intricacies of Orthodox services.
The icon is a replica in the Byzantine tradition, worked on stiff canvas by skilled hagiographers. This technique of copying original icons is called serigraphy. A serigraph is a silk screened image. With a serigraph, the original icon is digitally scanned to match every color and stroke found in the original. The finishes touching are applied by artisans specializing in woodworking and wax sealing. There is a very noticeable difference in the quality of a serigraph when compared to a lithograph (reproduction).
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