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

 

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Files Last Updated on this Website: 06/022018

 

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
Tuesday, August 14th
6:30pm Great Vespers & Litya
Wednesday, August 15th
DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
7am Divine Liturgy
6:30 pm Small Compline & Saints of the Day
Saturday, August 18th
12pm PARISH PICNIC (Elizabeth, CO)
5:30pm Great Vespers (Elizabeth, CO)
Sunday, August 19th
9:10 Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, August 21st
6:30pm ORTHODOXY 101 Class


Our Location
19035 Plaza Drive, Parker Colorado 80134

News Updates

Weekly Bulletin: August 12, 2018




Announcements
2018 Parish Picnic - August 18th

Please Save the Date!  Sunday, August 18 is the annual parish picnic, hosted at a parish family home and ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado.


August 2018 Charity

Special Collection for August: OCA Youth Ministries


Orthodoxy 101 Class - Starts August 21

Orthodoxy 101 Class: Tuesday nights at 6:30, starting August 21


August News and Events

Dormition Fast: August 1 to August 14

Sunday, August 5: Great Vespers & Litya following the Divine Liturgy and Fellowship

Monday, August 6: Divine Liturgy at 7am for the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ

Saturday, August 11: Parish cleaning event & Great Vespers at Transfiguration Cathedral hall, Denver

Tuesday, August 14: Great Vespers & Litya for Dormition at 6:30pm

Wednesday, August 15: Divine Liturgy at 7am for the Dormition of the Most Holy Lady Theotokos

Saturday, August 18: PARISH PICNIC & Great Vespers (Elizabeth, CO)


Website Updates

7/28/2018: The AUGUST CALENDAR is posted

7/7/2018: New items in the PHOTO GALLERY



Saint Tikhon, the patriarch of all Russia and enlightener of North America, is the patron Saint of our parish.

"May God teach every one of us to strive for His truth, and for the good of the Holy Church, rather than something for our own sake."

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St. Tikhon Orthodox Christian Mission
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St. Tikhon Orthodox Christian Mission
19035 Plaza Drive
Parker, Colorado 80134


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