St. Tikhon Orthodox Christian Mission
Serving Parker, Colorado and surrounding areas
Liturgical Resources

 

Posted with permission.

Files Last Updated on this Website: 03/07/2020

 

Introduction to Liturgical Texts


We are pleased to present here an ever-accumulating collection of liturgical texts from the Menaion, Lenten Triodion, Pentecostarion, Octoechos and other liturgical books of the Holy Orthodox Church. These texts are presented by the editor in a traditional liturgical English language recension called “Revised Liturgical English” (RLE).

This recension strives to retain the grace and beauty of the traditional poetic expressions of prayer in our native English tongue while at the same time: a) retaining the integrity of the original source language of the text; b) avoiding attempts to “modernize” the texts, for example, by arbitrarily removing “thee and thou” (here the editor reminds all that the language of the King James Bible is classified by linguists as “Modern English”); c) conversely, avoiding the pitfalls of forcing compliance to truly archaic forms merely for their own sake; and, d) presenting them in a poetic meter and rhythm designed to fit the standard obikhod and znamenny chants of the Russian Orthodox Octoechos. As such, they are marked or “pointed” to the obikhod for the sake of consistancy.

These texts speak for themselves. While previously translated texts have been routinely consulted during their preparation (it would have been foolish not to do so), no effort has been made to merely “un-do,” “re-translate” or “fix” the work that has been done prior to this. Indeed, the editor is humbled by those that have done their work before him and is grateful for their tireless labors and pioneering contribution. He prays that his modest work will merit their regard and consideration.

The liturgical norms and rubrical notations conform to accepted usage in both the Russian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church in America, and reference is made to works already published in RLE, i.e., the “Apostol”, the “Annual Liturgical Calendar and Rubrics”, the “Daily Prayerbook” and the “Hours and Typica” published by St. Tikhon’s. It is the intent of the editor to regularly post those basic texts needed for upcoming services at least one month in advance, and return to complete any missing sections as strength and the Will of God allow.

These texts are all being made available to everyone for use in Holy Orthodox Temples. In time they will be compiled and presented in appropriate format for publication and non-commercial sale.

The editor alone takes responsibility for the content and scope of his work and invites all competent and unprejudiced criticism aimed toward the perfection of this work to the glory of God and His Holy Orthodox Church.

Sergei D. Arhipov

Upcoming Services
Saturday, April 4th
6:30 pm Vespers ONLINE
Sunday, April 5th
9:10 am Hours & Divine Liturgy ONLINE
Tuesday, April 7th
Feast Day of St. Tikhon
7:00 pm Moleben w/ Akathist to St. Tikhon ONLINE
Friday, April 10th
7:00 pm Moleben ONLINE

St. Tikhon Mission in Parker is currently closed for all onsite services.  We will keep this website updated with further developments.



Announcements
Charity of the Month - April - 04/01/20

Please join St. Tikhon Mission in supporting the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC).  Collections are currently held online through our DONATE page.

The total for the March charity, the Protection of the Holy Virgin Monastery, will be announced shortly. Thank you to everyone in the parish community for your support!


Live Online Service Information! - 03/31/20

UPDATED Information for all upcoming services, held live online through Zoom and Facebook


Prayer at Home During Church Closure - 03/18/20

Information and resources to help carry our prayer life during this time of isolation - please click the information link below


Coronavirus Response: Church Closed - 03/17/20

Dearly beloved in the Lord,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

It is with a profound sadness, but also with a great sense of deference to the well-being of each and every one of you, as well as all those with whom we might come into contact, that I notify you that His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, has directed the closing of all parishes in the diocese for a period of no less than 2 weeks.

Click the information link below for the full announcement.



News Updates
- 03/29/20

Weekly Bulletin: March 29, 2020



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19035 Plaza Drive, Parker Colorado 80134

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