Hymns, Liturgies, and Service Books of the Orthodox Church (9 vols.)
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Overview

The Hymns, Liturgies, and Service Books of the Orthodox Church collection (9 vols.) offers any student of liturgy, hymnology, and worship an abundance of resources for studying the worship services of the Eastern Christian tradition. Beyond the basic elements of the services of the Eastern churches, this collection also provides extensive introductions, notes, commentary, glossaries, and indexes for the complete understanding of these ancient services today. A number of unique English translations of Orthodox Christian hymns are provided, as well.

With the Logos edition, all Scripture references are tagged and appear in your favorite translation on mouseover. The multiple works of this collection are completely searchable, so you can see the connections between various themes, Saints, and Scripture references across the Eastern liturgical services like never before. You can also cross-reference related services or texts at the touch of a button, and all your dictionaries and other reference tools are just a click away.

Key Features

  • Every major liturgical service of both the Orthodox and Oriental/Syriac/Assyrian churches
  • Detailed notes, glossaries, and appendixes across multiple volumes
  • A translated compilation of major hymns and prayers of the Eastern tradition, such as The Greater Doxology and The Bridegroom Cometh
  • A guidebook for participating in the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Product Details

  • Title: Hymns, Liturgies, and Service Books of the Orthodox Church (9 vols.)
  • Volumes: 9
  • Pages: 2,447
  • Christian Group: Orthodox
  • Resource Type: Liturgies
  • Topic: Eastern Orthodoxy

Individual Titles

Hymns and Poetry of the Eastern Church

  • Author: Bernhard Pick
  • Publisher: Eaton and Maines
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 184

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Building from John Mason Neale’s 1862 Hymns of the Eastern Church—which provided the only English versions of any Eastern hymns—this volume presents a collection of the Eastern Church’s sacred poetry in English, also including fragments from the earliest Greek Christian poets and Ephraim the Syrian.

Hymns and Poetry of the Eastern Church offers any student of hymnology a valuable resource for studying the worship of the Eastern Christian tradition.

Bernhard Pick (1842–1917) studied at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He was a German-American Lutheran pastor and scholar who wrote many articles for various encyclopedias and indexes. He also wrote several books, including The Life of Jesus according to Extra-Canonical Sources and The Cabala: Its Influence on Judaism and Christianity.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church: Translated from the Service Books, with Introductory Chapters on the History, Doctrine, and Worship of the Church

  • Author: John Brownlie
  • Translator: John Brownlie
  • Publisher: Alexander Gardner
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 146

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Explore 46 Eastern hymns in English—42 appearing for the first time—translated from the Service Books. Providing a “substantial addition to our English Hymnody from Eastern sources,” this volume also includes introductory chapters on the history, sacraments, and worship of the Eastern Church to aid in study and understanding of the ancient tradition.

Offices from the Service Books of the Holy Eastern Church: With Translations, Notes, and Glossary

  • Author: Richard Frederick Littledale
  • Translator: Richard Frederick Littledale
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 363

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This volume, designed to be accessible by anyone just beginning liturgical studies, provides translations and notes on Eastern Offices, in the hopes of facilitating “the studies of those who desire to acquire some knowledge of the rites of the Eastern Church.” This English-language volume makes a valuable library addition for anyone seeking deeper understanding of the worship services of the Eastern Christian tradition.

Richard Frederick Littledale (1833–1890) was born in Dublin and educated at Bective House Seminary and Trinity College, Dublin. His numerous works include The Priest’s Prayer Book and The People’s Hymnal.

The Service Book of the Holy Orthodox-Catholic Apostolic (Greco-Russian) Church

  • Author: Isabel Florence Hapgood
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 655

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Clearly presenting all the commonly used services in a practical way, this volume makes them accessible not only to clergy, but also to liturgical students and those who are unfamiliar to the Church. Compiler and translator Isabel Florence Hapgood uses the Old Church-Slavonic books of the Russian Church rather than the original Greek, to produce English-language versions of all the ordinarily required services. This volume makes a valuable library addition for anyone seeking deeper understanding of the worship services of the Eastern Christian tradition and the Russian Church in America.

The Offices of the Oriental Church, with an Historical Introduction

  • Author: Nicholas Bjerring
  • Publisher: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 233

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This volume presents English translations of the Offices of the Orthodox Church, designed to help scholars and Christians of all backgrounds better understand this ancient church. Also included is a historical introduction, valuable for orienting the unfamiliar reader to the doctrines, rites, and religious life of the Eastern Church.

Nicholas Bjerring (1831–1900) was the first Orthodox priest to establish an Orthodox community in the northeastern United States. He also wrote Unbelief and the Indifference in Religion and translated The Russian Orthodox Church: A Treatise of Her Origin and Life.

The Liturgies of Ss. Mark, James, Clement, Chrysostom, and Basil, and the Church of Malabar

  • Authors: John Mason Neale and Richard Frederick Littledale
  • Publisher: Griffith Farran and Company, Ltd.
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 306

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Published in 1876, this volume made available in English for the first time the “Primitive Liturgies” which were previously difficult to obtain in the original Greek, and impossible in English. The volume includes a brief introduction and translations of the liturgies of Mark, James, Clement, Chrysostom, Basil, and the Church of Malabar. Also included is an appendix that gives the formula of institution as they occur in every extant liturgy. This volume offers a valuable resource for studying the services of the Eastern Christian tradition.

John Mason Neale (1818–1866) was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he founded the Cambridge Camden Society (later known as the Ecclesiological Society). He was also the principal founder of the Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Churches Union in 1864, later known as the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association. A well-known hymnist and translator, his works include An Introduction to the History of the Holy Eastern Church, Essays on Liturgiology and Church History, and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

Richard Frederick Littledale (1833–1890) was born in Dublin and educated at Bective House Seminary and Trinity College, Dublin. His numerous works include The Priest’s Prayer Book and The People’s Hymnal.

A Manual of the Orthodox Church’s Divine Services

  • Editor: Dimitrii Pavlovich
  • Translator: Dimitrii Pavlovich
  • Publisher: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Company
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: 174

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This manual is a practical and accessible guide to the Divine Services of the Orthodox Church—covering everything from the appearance and arrangement of the church building, the clergy and their vestments, public worship and the cycle of services, special features of divine service for feast days and fast time, administration of the Sacraments, and books containing the Divine Service. For students of liturgy or anyone seeking to better understand the Orthodox Church, this volume provides a valuable resource on the intricacies of the ancient church.

East Syrian Daily Offices: Translated from the Syriac with Introduction, Notes, and Indices, and an Appendix Containing the Lectionary and Glossary

  • Editor: Eastern Church Association
  • Translator: Arthur John MacLean
  • Publisher: Rivington, Percival, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 344

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This volume offers English translations of the East Syrian Daily Offices, along with helpful supplemental information to add context and depth to your study. Presenting texts not often accessible to English readers, this volume is a valuable resource for studying the services of the Eastern Christian tradition.

Arthur John MacLean (1858–1943) was a Scottish Episcopal bishop and author. He served as the Bishop of Moray, Ross, and Caithness for nearly 40 years, and was elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Educated at Eton College and King’s College Cambridge, he was ordained in 1882. He served as head of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Assyrian Mission, rector of Portree, dean of Argyll and The Isles, and principal of the Scottish Episcopal Theological College. He is also the author of Grammar of Vernacular Syriac in English, A Dictionary of the Dialects of Vernacular Syriac, and The Ancient Church Orders.

A Guide to the Holy Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

  • Author: Leighton Pullan
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 42

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This brief volume provides an accessible guide to the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom as celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Designed to give a useful outline of the service rather than a complete translation of the liturgy, the text is “intended to help an English worshipper to learn quickly how to worship with his Eastern brethren.”

Leighton Pullan (1865–1940) was a lecturer in theology at St. John’s and Oriel Colleges. His works include The Atonement, The History of the Book of Common Prayer, The History of Early Christianity, Early Christian Doctrine, and The Church of the Fathers.