An essential new prayer book for Eastern Catholics and those interested in the prayer life of the East.
This beautiful prayer book, designed for personal use, contains over 600 pages of the traditional prayers of the Eastern Churches offered by generations of Christians - spiritual publicans - who heeded the Lord's call to repent and "seek, first, the Kingdom of God" (Mt 6:33).
This treasury of prayer includes:
The traditional Morning Prayers and Prayers Before Sleep; prayers for use throughout the day; and prayers for various needs, such as: prayers for the dead, for the sick, for married couples, for travelers, for deliverance from addiction, for the clergy, for purity, for healing from cancer, for aborted children, and many others;
Prayers of preparation/thanksgiving for Holy Communion and Confession;
Calendar of Saints and Feasts, with troparia, for every day of the year;
Nine Canons and Akathists, including the Paschal Canon, the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, the Akathist to the Mother of God, and the Paraklesis service;
The Wisdom of the East: selected writings of the Church Fathers on prayer and related topics; and spiritual guidance for living always in the presence of God;
Glossary of terms and bibliography of selected texts on Eastern Christian spirituality;
Handy insert for Society of Publicans with calendar for praying for all the churches of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton;
And much more ...
Richly leather-bound with gold embossing, sewn binding, fine quality paper, gilt edges, silk ribbons, twocolor printing throughout, in a practical 5 in. x 7 in. size, with lovely reproductions of woodcuts from antique Byzantine liturgical books.
The Publicans Prayer Book is a valuable help for Eastern Christians who seek to sanctify their daily lives by responding to the Lord's call to "pray at all times" (Lk 21:34). It also makes an especially meaningful gift for anyone who loves the Lord on occasions such as: graduation, holidays, names day, birthday, first confession, anniversary, etc.
We are all spiritual publicans!
The Publicans Prayer Book is a wonderful addition to your devotional life.
I recently purchased the Publican's Prayer Book by Sophia Press. Sophia Press is the official publishing arm of the Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Newton. They have two dozen or so books available about the Melkite and other eastern churches. Spurred by my recent visit to the local Melkite monastery and my general interest in the Christian East, I decided to look for a way to incorporate some eastern practices into my devotional life.
The leather on this volume feels near identical to that which can be found on the Harper NRSV XL. I believe the NRSV XL is bonded. I'm not sure if this is real or bonded. The cover smells real. But at any rate, it is a very nice, textured, soft leather cover. The gold stamping is well done. The book does not lay flat, but that's fine since this is a hand-held book. The Publican Prayer Book comes with Full Review...
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The Apostles' Fast in the Eastern Churches 06/08/2009
Great Lent and the Fast in the Eastern Churches 02/21/2009
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Byzantine Crosses 10/07/2008
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