ST. TIKHON'S MONASTERY (TRANS.)
Title: The Great Book of Needs, Volume 3: The Occasional Services
Book Condition: New
Publisher: St. Tikhon's Seminary Press January 1999
1878997580 / 9781878997586
Seller ID: 92394
Collected in the four large volumes of the Book of Needs are the prayers and blessings designated for use -- as the title indicates -- in specific situations or for specific individuals. As such, the Book of Needs contrasts with the Liturgikon and the Horologion, which contain the fixed services of the Church gathered for worship. Essential for priests, these durable, handsomely-bound volumes can be studied with profit by any Orthodox Christian who wishes to know the mind of the Church. The translation is of a pleasing liturgical English; full notes and rubrics accompany the texts. Volume 3 includes prayers and services for the sick at various points of extremity, for people or places oppressed or possessed by unclean spirits, prayers for ''the increase of love and the uprooting of hatred and animosity,'' for prisoners, for the blessings of specific common objects, and prayers for funerals and for the commemoration of the departed. 468 pp.