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Friday, December 09, 2005

St. Severin Prayer Book

The St. Severin Prayer book should be working by now. It might take my server a little while, but hopefully by tomorrow, everything will be all right. If you go to the Orthodox Tidings site and scroll down to the Orthodox Prayers link, the page you come to should have a green background. Scroll down to the Western Orthodox Prayers link. This page will be blue. Scroll down and you'll find the St. Severin Prayer Book link. Below the icon of St. Severin of Noricum, Enlightener of Austria, you should see a link for "Evening Prayers."

Now, about the St. Severin Prayer Book. It is not an acutal, published prayer book, but rather a compilation of texts--not all of which have received official approval from an Orthodox bishop. It's my own project, to put together a prayerbook which could serve as a resource for Western Rite Orthodox and other Christians. I am always open to suggestions and comments. (But, please pray for a while before you make a denunciation.)

The order for Evening Prayers is not Compline. I hope to include the canonical hours (Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline) on the Western Orthodox Prayers site later. St. Severin Evening Prayers and the forthcoming Morning Prayers will draw from the hours, but also include other apporpriate prayers compiled in an orderly way.

If you should have a moment, look over my first offering, "Evening Prayers," and see if you would feel comfortable praying them. If so, pray them once or a few times and let me know how it feels.

When St. John Maximovitch's French Orthodox Western Rite flock brought to him a restored Gallican Rite liturgy for approval, he decided to try it out before making a definitive decision.


Blogger 1/153 said...

We will miss you Eric! I hope to see you again soon. Take care. God bless you, and me too. Remember us in your prayers.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Godfather Eric,

I am making an request that hopefully you cannot refuse. ;)

Please let us know that you made it safely back to Wisconsin.

Joe Zollars

11:46 PM  

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