Hieratikon Vol II: Liturgy Book for Priest and Deacon
DETAILS: ISBN: 978-0-9974718-7-8, bonded leather hardcover, 360 pages, 6 x 3.75 x .75 (pocket sized)
Praise for Hieratikon II
The Eucharistic Banquet is the summit of man’s life on earth. It is, already in this life, a partaking of the life of the age to come. Its celebration has therefore always been adorned with every possible beauty … In his American sermons, St. Tikhon [of Moscow] … points to this liturgical splendor as integral to the Church’s apostolic witness. He was himself an early champion of Orthodox liturgical texts in English, and this new edition of the Divine Liturgy builds on the foundation he laid. May it be found pleasing in God’s sight and useful for those who serve at His holy altar.
—From the Foreword by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon
This second volume of the Hieratikon … builds on the foundation of the familiar translation of the Divine Liturgies used in the Orthodox Church in America since 1967. The format is convenient, since the book fits easily into one’s pocket. … [T]he typography is pleasing to the eye, and thus the volume is very easy to read. Some long-needed and long-desired emendations to the translation have been incorporated in the text. A companion pamphlet explains the changes, and this will prove helpful to clergy both for their own edification and for the instruction of the people. I applaud this publication and look forward to using it.
—Priest Benedict Churchill
Editor, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press
Translations that are faithful to the original meaning are extremely important for the Orthodox, and the editors of the Hieratikon have given us a revised translation of the Liturgies that not only takes into consideration the biblical origins of the texts but also their use in the writings of the Church Fathers.
Chairman, OCA Department of Liturgical Music and Translations
Just beautiful in every way—the language, the typography, the binding—it’s a pleasure to behold.
New World Byzantine Studios
[L]ike anything having to do with the Liturgy, this volume … is beautiful to look at, is made to last, and stands with the best of any of our liturgical books. Most of all, I am very grateful to the editors for the gentle and graceful corrections and clarifications made to the text.
—Archpriest Lawrence Margitich
St. Seraphim’s Cathedral, Santa Rosa, California
I grew up in an oral tradition with the Carpatho-Rusyn semi Pre-Nikonian recension of Church Slavonic. I had to relearn many things when I came to St. Tikhon’s Seminary. One of them was that no liturgical translation is set in stone. By the grace of God, I was ordained in 1975 and have waited many decades for most of the textual changes in the new Hieratikon. May we always strive to say what we mean and mean what we say in our worship.
—Archpriest Stephan Meholick
St. Nicholas’s Church, San Anselmo, California
The presentation, quality, and practicality of volume one of the Hieratikon has made it my preferred Vespers book. After previewing the forthcoming volume, it is evident that the same care has been taken and that it will prove to become my new companion as I offer the Divine Liturgy.
—Archpriest Stephen Vernak