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Prayer books currently available in English
With the advent of printing, prayer books became accessible to the average laymen and have been an important aspect of Orthodox [[piety]] ever since.
== Prayer books currently available in English ==
*The ''Prayer Book'' of [http://www.jordanville.org/ Holy Trinity Monastery], Jordanville, NY: generally considered the standard Russian-style prayer book in English, it uses the ''Psalter According to the Seventy'' produced by [[Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Transfiguration Monastery]] and King James Version "Victorian English" for all prayers. Contents include full Morning and Evening Prayers, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, excerpts from Matins and Vespers, multiple troparia and kontakia, akathists and supplicatory canons to Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Theotokos, canons of the Guardian Angel and of Repentance, communion prayers, instructional materials and more. There is also a reprint of the original 1960 Jordanville ''Prayer Book'', translated by the late Archimandrite [[Lazarus (Moore)]], available. ISBN 088465074X ISBN 978-0884-65074-4
*''A Prayer Book for Orthodox Christians'' (published by [http://www.thehtm.org/ Holy Transfiguration Monastery], Brookline, MA): comparable to is a hardbound old English prayer book following Greek usage. (It should be noted some of the Jordanville liturgical services included – such as the Divine Liturgy and Matins – have slight differences from the style employed by the Greek Archdiocese of America, in that the prayer book follows an older ''Prayer Booktypikon'', but follows Greek that is closer to Athonite usage as .) The translation used is in harmony with HTM’s highly acclaimed ''Psalter'' and ''Great Horologion''. Along with morning prayers commonly found in common Greek ''Proseuchetarionproseuchetarion''; contains Morning Prayers and , the Prayers at Mealtime, the services of Small Compline, Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy, together with the principle hymns of the feasts of the year, and the complete Service of Paschaare included. Also included are the Akathists to our Sweet Lord Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Theotokos, a supplicatory canon to our Lord Jesus Christ, both the Small and Great Supplicatory Canons to the Most Holy Theotokos, a supplicatory canon to the Guardian Angel, and the Communion Prayersas well. ISBN 0943405017 ISBN 978-0943405018
*''An Orthodox Prayer Book'', Second Edition, by Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash), published by Nigel Lynn Publishing on behalf of the [http://www.thyateira.org.uk Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain;]bilingual Greek/modern English edition following the settings of Greek morning prayers, evening prayers and small [[Compline]] as found in the ''Synekdemos''. This translation is harmonious with the Oxford University Press edition of the ''Divine Liturgy'' (published with the blessing of the [[Ecumenical Patriarch]]) and with the wide range of liturgical material published on Fr Ephrem's [http://anastasis.org.uk web-site]. ISBN 0191224472 ISBN 9780191224478Copies are available at the office of the Archdiocese of Thyateira.
*''The Old Orthodox Prayer Book'', or as it is commonly referred to, "The [[Old Believers|Old Believer]] Prayer Book": This prayer book has a lot of useful instructional material, and a lot of services that are set up such that they can be done as reader services (such as a [[Moleben]]). It also has the [[Church Slavonic|Slavonic]] text and the English text on facing pages. The disadvantage to it is the Slavonic text is not the standard text used by the Church (being the Old Rite) and so it differs in wording and often in structure. Nevertheless, it is quite useful. This prayer book was produced for use by the Old Rite community in Erie, Pennsylvania (ROCOR).
*''Orthodox Prayers for Everyday'' is another adaptation of the Hours for use by the laity throughout the day. Complied and translated by Maureen Girard and published by [http://www.reginaorthodoxpress.com/index.html Regina Orthodox Press], it also contains the Paschal Hours, Morning Prayers, Prayers Before Sleep, and Prayers Before Holy Communion. The translation used is a unique mix of old and modern English.
*''A Manual of Eastern Orthodox Prayers'', published by [http://www.svspress.com/ St. Vladmir's Seminary Press], is for use by the laity. It contains Morning and Evening Prayers, Prayers for Different Occasions, Anthems and Hymns of the Greater Feasts and Saints' Days, the Slavonic and Greek Order of Confession, Prayers Before and After Holy Communion, and a Church calendar.
*''Come To Me'', published by Christ the Saviour Seminary Press in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is a publication of the [[American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese]]. It contains Morning and Evening Prayers, Prayers for Different Occasions, the diocesan text of the Divine Liturgy, the full text of Troparion/Kontakion and Prokeimenon of each Sunday, Special Hymns, the Order for Confession, and Prayers Before and After Holy Communion. The book also contains a number of instructional and catechetical articles on Confession and Communion, Reading the Bible, living an Orthodox life, as well as meditations on Holy Communion.
*''A Manual of Occasional Prayers'', prepared and published by [http://holymyrrhbearers.com/ Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery] in Otego, New York, is a pocket prayer book containing modern English translations of morning and evening prayers (following the Russian tradition), prayers for the living and departed, prayers for the sick, the suffering, those traveling, prayers of thanksgiving and many more occasional prayers for special needs.
* ''An Orthodox Prayer Book'', edited by Fr. Michael Monos and published by [http://www.newromepress.com/ Newrome Press], is based on the ''Prayer Book'' published by New Skete on Mount Athos (see above), with emendations and additions, as well as the ''Prayer Book'' of Archimandrite Ephrem Lash (also see above). Available in both hard and softcover editions, the modern English text includes Morning Prayers, the Service of Vespers, Small Compline, the Salutations to the Theotokos, Small Paraklesis, Prayers Before Meals, the Paschal Hours, the Lesser Hours, the Midnight Office, the Service of Preparation for Holy Communion, the Prayers of Thanksgiving After Holy Communion, the Prayer of the Heart, Occasional Prayers, the Fasting Periods of the Church and a Paschalion through 2026. Scripture quotations are taken from the  * [http://www.orthodox-churchandrewespress.infocom/eob/ Eastern/Greek ambrose.html ''The Saint Ambrose Prayer Book: A Devotion Manual for Orthodox BibleChristians of the Western Rite''], edited by Fr. John G. Winfrey, is a [[Western Rite]] Orthodox revision of the St. Augustine Prayer Book, commonly used within traditional Episcopalian/Anglican communities. Prepared for use by the [[Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate]], it contains many private devotions such as morning/mid-day/evening prayers, preparations for confession and communion, prayers for the sick and dead, stations of the cross, litanies, novenas, devotions to the saints, as well as the ordinary and canon of the Liturgies of St. Gregory and St. Tikhon. With 456 pages, it has a faux leather cover with two colored ribbons and gilt edges.
== Sources ==
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/prayerbks.aspx A Listing of Suggested Prayer BoooksBooks. Orthodoxinfo.com]
== External links==
*[http://www.gulforthodoxchurch.org/E/services/Daily%20Prayers%20for%20Orthodox%20Christians.pdf Daily Prayers for Orthodox Christians] by Fr. N. Michael Vaporis
*[http://www.synodinresistance.org/Publications_el/4b6002Proseyxhtari.pdf Small Prayer Book] (Greek)
*[http://www.aleksandrslibrary.com/uploads/8/0/0/6/800691/my_orthodox_prayer_book.pdf My Orthodox Prayer Book], prepared by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa, Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa
*[http://www.orthodoxprayer.org/Articles_files/Sveshnikov-Morning%20&%20Eve%20prayer.pdf Morning and Evening Prayer Rules in the Russian Orthodox Tradition], by Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov
*[http://www.ecuad.ca/sites/www.ecuad.ca/files/users/1754/work/50363/prayer-book-2010.pdf Orthodox Prayerbook: A Collection of Prayers in the OCA Tradition] (first edition), compiled by St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Langley, B.C., Canada
*[http://www.gometropolis.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Prayer-Book.pdf Greek / English Prayer Book] of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto , Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)*[http://www.denver.goarch.org/metropolis/clergy_laity_assembly/materials/Daily%20Prayers_Color.pdf Daily Prayers] of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver, CO (Ecumenical Patriarchate)*[http://www.shqiptarortodoks.com/tekste/liturgjike/Noli_1949.pdf The Eastern Orthodox Prayer Book], compiled by Bishop Fan Stylian Noli of the Albanian Orthodox Church in America (1949)
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