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Glory to Jesus Christ!

I have been using the Publican's Prayerbook for my private prayers, and I am very pleased with it. I want a second copy so my wife can follow along, but they have been out of stock for ages frown

Can anyone recommend an alternative prayer book that uses "modern" English?

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Fr. Deacon Lance,
If you are able, could you go into a bit more detail about the NewRome Press Prayer book? Specifically how is vespers and compline set for example? Does it contain any intercessory prayer? Does contain any variable portions of the weekly or seasonal cycles?

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I will gave Sadie Daegher at the Eparchy of Newton a call tomorrow to find the status of the Publican's Prayerbook. I know Father Theophan Leonarczyk, Chancellor of the Eparchy of Newton, did a great job. I will repost tomorrow after I talk to Sadie.

In the meantime, New Rome as two other great little prayer books, Mother of the Light, prayers directed to the Theotokos and Light of the World, prayers directed to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Father Maximos Constas put the books together and the aesthetics were overseen by Father Michael Monos, both great guys.

New Rome's books are, on aesthetic and quality grounds the best books produced in the Byzantine world, Orthodox or Catholic. The only western Catholic publisher that equals them on aesthetic and quality grounds is Baronius Press.

New Rome allows you to look inside their books. Go to their website, www.newromepress.com and look up the book and you will see some information that will help you. I can tell you that there is a lot less than the Publican's Prayerbook.

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I am an avid 'collector' of prayer books and can echo the above reply regarding the quality of Newrome Press. There is no other Byzantine-focused publisher that surpasses them in quality and content--although the offerings in the mentioned prayer book is less than the Melkite Publican's Prayer Book. The Newrome book contains amazing full color, high-quality copies of icons from Mt. Athos as well as some proprietary line art with traditional Orthodox page frames and section embellishments, all on high quality paper with sewn binding.

The Orthodox Christian Prayer Book by Newrome Press says in its cover it's based on the order of "The Prayer Book" from Nea Moni on Mt. Athos so it's a very Athonite and Greek style.
Regarding its vespers and compline:

Vespers contains Psalm 103, 140, 141, "O joyful Light", it has each Vespers Prokimenon for each day of the week, "Grant Lord to keep us", and Prayer of St. Symeon God Receiver

Compline is actually Small Compline containing Psalm 50, 69, 142, Small Doxology, Symbol of Faith, rubrics on where to read preparatory prayers for Holy Communion (included in the book), "It is truly meet", St Basil's Prayer of the Hours ("You who at all times and hours"), a prayer to the Theotokos (by an Athonite monk), a prayer to Jesus Christ (by another of the same), prayer to ones Guardian Angel, and "To You Champion and Commander"

Let me know if you have any other Qs about the book and I'd be happy to answer.

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Thank you, IntraArcan.

I have the pocket New Testament from Newrome Press and the book is certainly of high caliber. While I expect the their prayer book will be of the same quality construction, I am going to pass though. I am more interested in something that rotates through the propers of the liturgical cycle. I just ordered the Hours of Prayer from ACROD. It is spiral bound but at least contains some of the propers from the daily cycle for Sundays and weekdays, the Great Fests, Lent & Holy Week and the Penecostarion. I hope it holds me over till either the Publican Prayer Book becomes available or I receive my copy of the Anthology of Prayer from St. Ignatius Orthodox Press via Legacy Icons.

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I spoke to Sadie today and the person who oversees the publication of the Publican's Prayerbook, Father Theophan Leonarczyk is sick. Please keep him in your prayers that he may return to health.


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