14. Δραστηριότητες τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ᾿Εκδόσεις καὶ δημοσιεύσεις

 

THE GREAT

EUCHOLOGION

 

 

OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

 

 

CONTAINING

THE SACRED RITES OF THE SEVEN MYSTERIES,

the Orders for the Ordinations, the Service of the Consecration of a Church, many other Sacramental Ceremonies and Prayers of Clergy,

and the Epistles and Gospels for the most formal Feasts.

 

 

Newly corrected with great care

FROM OLD EDITIONS AND MANUSCRIPTS

with some necessary additions

 

 

 

PAPADIMITRIOU PUBLISHING

ATHENS, MMXIV – 2014

 

 

 

CONTENTS

OF THE GREAT EUCHOLOGION

 

CONTENTS........................................................................................................................ 5*

Contents in English................................................................................................. 12*

INSTEAD OF PREFACE............................................................................................. 17*

INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................ 27*

MEMORANDUM of corrections, restorations, and observations.................. 67*

 

FIRST PART

SACRED MYSTERIES AND SERVICES

 

1. DIVINE LITURGIES AND COMMON SERVICES

Order of the ministry of the Deacon........................................................................... 1

Service of Vesper.............................................................................................................. 13

Service of Matins (Orthros).......................................................................................... 25

Order of the divine and sacred Liturgy.................................................................. 35

Brief explanation about the right part of the holy Bread............................... 45

The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom........................................................... 47

The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great............................................................... 75

Ordinance of the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified........................................ 99

Service of Vesper of the Presanctified Liturgy during the holy Lent......... 101

The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified................................................................ 111

The Festal Dismissals................................................................................................... 123

 

2. OTHER SACRAMENTS AND SERVICES

a) Orders for Ordinations and Blessings of Clergy

Order for the Ordination of a Subdeacon............................................................ 125

Order for the Ordination of a Deacon................................................................... 126

Order for the Ordination of a Presbyter................................................................ 130

Order for the Ordination of a Bishop.................................................................... 133

Order with more details for the Ordination of a Bishop................................ 136

Order for the Ordination of a Bishop

           according to Metrophanes of Nyssa................................................... 144

Order for the Blessing of a reader and a cantor............................................... 149

Order for the Elevation of an Archdeacon

           or Great Economus or Head Priest..................................................... 150

Service for the Elevation of a Spiritual Father (a Confessor)....................... 152

 

b) About the Birth, the Baptism and the Chrismation (Confirmation)

Prayer for a woman in confinement on the 1st day after Child-birth....... 154

Prayer for Blessing and Naming a child on the 8th day of the Birth..... 156

Churching of a mother and child after forty days............................................ 157

Prayer for a woman after miscarried..................................................................... 160

Rulings on holy Baptism............................................................................................ 161

Order before holy Baptism (Making of a Catechumen)................................. 164

Service of holy Baptism............................................................................................... 171

Prayers for the Ablution............................................................................................. 180

Prayers for the Tonsure............................................................................................... 182

Service for those who denied, and now

           have returned to the Orthodox Faith................................................. 183

Requirements for acceptance the Remigrantes

           from the Jews to the Christian Faith.................................................. 189

 

c) Services and Prayers regarding Marriage

Service of Betrothal....................................................................................................... 194

Service of Crowning or Marriage............................................................................. 198

Prayer for the untying of Crowns on the eighth day...................................... 209

Rulings on second Marriages.................................................................................... 210

Service for a second Marriage.................................................................................. 210

 

d) Euchelaion and Confession

Service of the Holy Oil (Euchelaion)..................................................................... 217

Canon for the Euchelaion.................................................................................... 217

Sanctification of the Holy Oil............................................................................. 224

Service of those who Confess their sins................................................................. 248

Prayers for Reconciliation of Penitents................................................................. 249

Prayers for Repentant sinners................................................................................... 250

Prayer of Forgiveness (post mortem)...................................................................... 251

 

SECOND PART

VARIUS SACRAMENTAL CEREMONIES

 

a) For the holy Temple

Service and order of Consecration of a Church................................................. 252

Explanation of all the materials for a Dedication..................................... 252

The Preparation of the holy Relics.................................................................. 253

At Vesper................................................................................................................... 255

At Matins................................................................................................................... 259

At the Dedication................................................................................................... 265

At Liturgy.................................................................................................................. 284

Several Prayers of Consecration of a Church of Patriarch Kallistos.......... 286

Order of Consecration of Antimensia..................................................................... 288

Order of unsettled Altar.............................................................................................. 289

Order used in the foundation of a Church.......................................................... 291

About Stavropegion (fixing a Cross)...................................................................... 292

Order of washing of the Altar on Maundy Thursday.................................... 293

Order of Altar which vestments have destroyed................................................ 295

Rites for reconsecrating desecrated Church......................................................... 296

 

b) Ecclesiastical Ministries and Monastic Tonsures

Order for the promotion of an Abbot.................................................................... 298

Order for the promotion of various persons........................................................ 301

Prayer for someone who comes for Ecclesiastical Ministry........................... 302

Service for a novice Rassophore.............................................................................. 302

Service of the monastic Lesser Schema................................................................. 304

Service of the monastic Great Schema................................................................... 313

Prayer in taking off the cowl................................................................................... 329

 

c) Services and Prayers about several Blessings and Feasts

Service for the Lesser Sanctification of the Water............................................. 330

Service of the Great Blessing of the Waters (Epiphany)................................ 337

Prayer of the Blessing of palm branches on Palm Sunday........................... 347

Service of the Holy Chrism (Consecrated Oil)..................................................... 347

Service of the Sacred Washing................................................................................. 350

Hortative Sermon for the Maundy Thursday..................................................... 356

Catechetical Sermon for the Sunday of Easter................................................... 357

Service of Kneeling of the Holy Pentecost........................................................... 358

Prayer for Kollyva in the Commemoration of a Saint..................................... 372

 

d) Services and Prayers regarding the end of the Human Life

Service at the Time of Death.................................................................................... 373

Prayers at the Time of Death.................................................................................... 377

Information for how to bury the dead.................................................................. 378

The common Funeral Service for all Christians................................................ 379

Burial Service for Monks........................................................................................... 405

Funeral Service for Priests.......................................................................................... 419

Funeral Service for Laymen...................................................................................... 448

Funeral Canon for Infants who died..................................................................... 452

Prayer of Forgiveness for the deceased................................................................. 458

 

THIRD PART

OCCASIONAL SACRED RITES

 

1. Sacred Services in times of Calamity

Supplications and Vigils

Small Supplicatory Canon to the Mother of God....................................... 460

Canon of Supplication at the Confession of a sinner............................... 468

Service for various Entreaties and Vigils....................................................... 472

Supplicatory Prayer for every Entreaty.......................................................... 478

Service for Drought............................................................................................. 480-486

Service in fear of an Earthquake................................................................... 494-502

Service at Infectious Disease and Famine................................................... 503-514

Service in a Menace of War and in a Calamity....................................... 516-530

 

2. Ceremonies and Prayers in varius cases

For Persons that are troubled with Unclean Spirits................................ 532-536

Canon and Prayers at Illness and Disease................................................. 540-546

Prayer at the Foundation of a House................................................................... 546

Prayers for Buildings and various needs in a House............................. 547-552

Prayers for the needs of Farmers, Breeders etc.......................................... 553-559

Prayers for Maritime Needs and on Blessing Travels............................ 560-565

Prayers for various other needs....................................................................... 565-570

 

FOURTH PART

 

LECTIONARY (Epistles and Gospels to be used throughout the Year)

In September............................................................................................................. 571

In October.................................................................................................................. 576

In November............................................................................................................. 578

In December.............................................................................................................. 584

In January................................................................................................................. 590

In February............................................................................................................... 595

In March.................................................................................................................... 598

In April...................................................................................................................... 601

In May........................................................................................................................ 603

In June........................................................................................................................ 605

In July......................................................................................................................... 610

In August................................................................................................................... 612

In Commemorations of Women Saints............................................................ 617

The Eleven Eothina (Sunday Morning Gospels)........................................ 621

Private Prayers (for Priests and Laymen)................................................... 630-631

Various Texts (useful mainly for Bishops and Priests).......................... 635-637

 

FIFTH PART

NEW ADDENDUM

 

Doxology (Thanksgiving) for the National Day of 1940............................... 643

Doxology (Thanksgiving) for the New Year...................................................... 646

Doxology (Thanksgiving) for the National Day of 1821............................... 648

Service for the restoration of the marriage

       of those who have been divorced............................................................... 650

Regulation for the service of the dedication of a church

       (according to the Typikon of the Great Church of Christ)............... 652

The rite of dedication........................................................................................... 655

Regulation for the common Funeral Service

       (according to the Typikon of the Great Church of Christ)............... 663

Epistle and Gospel for Infants who died............................................................ 669

Confession of Faith in the Ordination of a Bishop.......................................... 670

Order of the Santification of the Holy Chrism (Consecrated Oil)................ 674

 

SIXTH PART

Tables of indexes.......................................................................................................... 683

Contents in alphabetical order   716, 722

 

Title: The Great Euchologion

Language: Greek

1st edition: Athens, January 2014

Printed in Greece 2014

ISBN 978-960-550-153-2

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