A Psalter for Prayer is the first major English edition to include all the prayers needed to read the Psalter at home according to an Orthodox tradition that reaches back to the time of the desert fathers, known popularly as the ‘cell rule’. In addition, the contents include many texts, traditionally printed in Orthodox Psalters, that are not easily found in English, such as the Rite for Singing the Twelve Psalms, directions for reading the Psalter for the Departed and much more. Click on the “Contents” tab for a full listing.
The Psalms and Nine Biblical Canticles have been adapted from the classic Miles Coverdale translation of the Book of Psalms and the King James Version of the Bible. The text has been carefully edited to agree with the original Greek of the Septuagint, as well as to the Latin and Church Slavonic translations, and has been approved for use within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
Printed in large print on acid-free paper, with rubrics in red, this book is sturdily bound to withstand regular use. It is further enhanced by the two gold marker ribbons.
This revised reprint of our previous edition is an abridged version of the 4-volume Great Book of Needs set, small enough to fit in your pocket. It contains many essential prayers that take place often outside the Church building. This edition includes a more readable typeface with two bookmark. The sections of the book are:
Part 1: Childbirth
Part 2: Prayers for the Sick
Part 3: Confession and Repentance
Part 4: Prayers at the Time of Death
Part 5: The Church Year
Part 6: Various Blessings
Part 7: Prayers in the Home
Part 8: Agriculture and Livestock
Part 9: Man and Nature
Akathist of Repentance: For One Who Has Aborted a Child
Akathist to Jesus Christ for a Loved One Who Has Fallen Asleep Author: Purdy, Elizabeth trans. Publisher: St Paisius Monastery
The akathist service to Saint Tikhon of Moscow.