Building to last: Stories for Families to Read Together in their Daily Prayer Time Author: Anderson, Isabel Publisher: St Tikhon’s Press
All tracks are chanted in Arabic by Rana Nassour-Derbaly, recorded in August of 2008.
Rana Nassour-Derbaly was born in Latakia, Syria and began learning Byzantine Chant from a very young age. Early on she was recognized for her angelic voice and her talent for music. Rana studied hymnography for six years under the direction of Father Boulos Yazege, now Metropolitan of Aleppo, Syria. Afterwards she continued studying under Father Boulos’ brother, Father (John) Youhanna Yazege, now bishop of the Monastery of St George in Amar El Hosn, and former dean of the St John of Damascus Institute of Theology, Balamand University. In all, Rana has studied Syro-Byzantine music for 15 years and is well versed in the reading and technical interpretation of this music and its principles. In 1995, Rana married George Derbaly and the couple moved to the United States shortly thereafter. They have two children Anna, and Spiro.
This book provides the majority of the fixed and changeable aspects of Great Vespers as celebrated by itself or within a Vigil service on Saturday evening. It contains the eight tones for the stichera and aposticha. Choir parts are written out in three-part harmony. This book is small enough to put in a jacket pocket.
The ever-popular 1982 St. Tikhon’s Prayer book has been faithfully reproduced in a beautiful hardbound book.
Commemoration of the Living and the Dead
Prayers at the Table
The Order of Compline
The Three Canons
Canon of Preparation for Holy Communion
Prayers in Preparation for Holy Communion
Prayers for Thanksgiving After Holy Communion
This study focuses on the vital role of Holy Tradition within the life of the Orthodox Church. Special attention is given to how Holy Tradition serves as the common font of the shared spiritual and liturgical life, as well as the theological teachings, that unite all Orthodox as one.
Topics such as ‘Christ as the Core of Holy Tradition’, ‘Tradition as the Life of the Holy Spirit in the Church’, ‘Tradition as Personal Participation’, ‘Holy Tradition and Holy Scripture’ and the proper relationship between Tradition and ethnic customs are discussed.
Based on Holy Scripture and patristic teaching, this study refers to the writings of a wide variety of Orthodox theologians, especially from Eastern European backgrounds.
Although intended as introductory lectures for first-year seminarians, the reader-friendly style of HOLY TRADITION: Ecclesial Experience of Life in Christ is ideal for anyone interested in Eastern Christian spirituality and the study of Orthodox theology.
Harry M. Boosalis is Professor of Dogmatic Theology at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.
Homilies of St Gregory Palamas, Vol 2: Homilies 22-42 Author: Veniamin, Christopher ed. Publisher: St Tikhon’s Press