Service Book of the Holy Orthodox Apostolic Church
O heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who art in all places and fillest all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of Life: Come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O gracious Lord.
Foreward by Metropolitan Philip
This book contains the more frequently used prayers and Services of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in America. The liturgical use here set forth conforms to current Antiochian practice in this country; no attempt has been made to present the various Services in an archaeologically complete form. The English text of the prayers and services has been compared with the Greek and Arabic originals.
This Service Book is hereby approved and authorized for the use of all the faithful Orthodox Christians of our Archdiocese.
This book has rubrics, as evident in the scans. It contains no music.
Table of Contents
• Morning Prayers • Evening Prayers • Prayers at the Table • Prayers for Various Occasions • Prayer of a Sick Person • Thanksgiving after Recovery • Prayers for the Dead • On Entering & Leaving a Church • Vespers • Orthros
The Divine Liturgy
• The Kairon • The Vesting • The Prothesis • The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom •The Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
• Holy Baptism and Chrismation • Holy Matrimony • Trisagion for the Dead • The Funeral Service • Trisagion Prayers • The Order for Confession • Prayers Before Communion • Prayers After Communion • Visitation of the Sick • Prayer for a Women Before Childbirth • Prayer for a Woman After Childbirth • Naming of a Child • Churching of Mother and Child • The Blessing of Any Object • Blessing of Bread and Wine • Blessing of Palms • Blessing of Grapes • Prayer of First Fruits • Prayer for a Child When He Begins School • Prayer at the Founding of a House • Prayer for Those About to Journey • Blessing the Cornerstone • Consecration of a Church • Ordinations
O Christ our God, Who at all times and in every hour, in heaven and on earth, art worshipped and glorified; Who art long-suffering, merciful and compassionate; Who loves the just and showest mercy upon sinners; who callest all to salvation through the promise of blessings to come; O Lord, in this hour, receive our supplications, and direct our lives according to Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, hallow our bodies, correct our thoughts, cleanse our minds; deliver us from all tribulations, evil and distress. Encompass us with Thy holy Angels, that guided and guarded by them, we may attain to the unity of the Faith and to the knowledge of Thine approachable glory, for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.