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+ Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship

Posted By: Michael B

+ Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/13/06 02:31 PM

Another book that I find very useful is the Byzantine Daily Worship book, put together by +Most Rev. Joseph Raya of eternal memory and Baron Jose De Vinck. The format utilized concurs with Melkite usage. Below are the contents of this fine book:

Table of Contents
General Introduction
1. Byzantine Spirituality
2. Byzantine Prayer
3. The Icon
4. The Holy Table
5. Sacred Gestures
The Divine Office

Introduction:
1. Obligation
2. Proper Dispostion
3. Singing
4. Liturgical Books

Horologion
Office of Vespers
The Prayer at the Supper Table
The Order of Compline
Office of Great Compline
The Order of Matins
Office of Lauds

The Canonical Hours:
Office of Prime
Office of Tierce
Office of Sext
Office of None
The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Liturgy of Preparation
Liturgy of Offering
Liturgy of Holy Communion
Liturgy of Thanksgiving

The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
Liturgy of Preparation
Liturgy of Offering
Liturgy of Holy Communion
Liturgy of Thanksgiving

The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Species
Particularities
Celebration of the Liturgy

Communion Prayers
Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Proper of Ordinary Weekdays
Theotokia of the Week
The Liturgical Year

Menaion

Triodion:
The Time Before Lent
The Great and Holy Time of Lent
Great and Holy Week

Pentecostarion:
Easter Sunday
Office of the Resurrection
New Week
The Weeks after Easter

From Pentecost to the Feast of the Holy Cross

Other Services:
The Order of Penance
Office of Consolation or Paraclisis
Acathist Hymn
The Funeral of the Dead

The only drawback at this time is the book is currently very hard to find.

In Christ,

Michael
Posted By: Diak

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/13/06 02:44 PM

This is a classic and still is a wonderful prayer resource. Mine unfortunately is being held up with black tape from years and years of use. Raya was the first Byzantine prayer book I ever owned - and perhaps the first and one of the few prayer books made with the blessing of both Catholic and Orthodox Patriarchs.

Our former local Antiochian priest used Raya for the prayers of light at Vespers and other private prayers of the priest -he said he preferred the print as well as the text (his was as taped up as mine also).
FDD
Posted By: Laka Ya Rabb

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/13/06 10:58 PM

Two things, both very very astounding questions.

First, where can I get a copy of Byzantine Daily Worship? I know it is out of print.

Second, since it is unlikely I will be able to get a copy, would anyone with a copy be interested in typing up or working with me so that I could type up the book? That is, assuming that BDW, like most Melkite resources, has an open-use policy for reproduction for non-financial gains.
Posted By: Diak

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/14/06 04:12 AM

Laka, try Icon and Book Service, Light and Life, the Melkites and Madonna House in Canada before completely giving up.
FDD
Posted By: Pani Rose

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/14/06 06:33 AM

Laka if there are any available Fr. Deacon Seraphim will have them at the Melkite Convention. If you want, pm me, and I will give you his email/phone number so you can reserve one.
Posted By: Fr. Deacon Lance

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/14/06 11:58 AM

Icon and Book Service has it listed: 1-800-ASK-IKON (275-4566)

If that fails try the publisher:
Alleluia Press
Baron and Baroness Jose De Vinck
672 Franklin Turnpike
P.O. Box 103
Allendale, NJ 07401-3513
201-327-3513
Posted By: Otsheylnik

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/14/06 12:30 PM

I've been lucky enough to acquire the Hopgood service book from the early 1900's. I'm needling the librarian to delist their copy of Byz Daily Worship too.

Ned
Posted By: Laka Ya Rabb

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/14/06 06:47 PM

Diak and Deacon Lance

Thanks


Pani,

I will PM you.
Posted By: Claude

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/14/06 08:33 PM

Hello all,
My parents have a few:
>>>>>>>>>Byzantine Daily Worship<<<<<<<<
They have four I think.
Posted By: CRW

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/16/06 11:44 PM

Laka, if you are associated with Franciscan U, you may be able to borrow a copy through Ohiolink.
Posted By: East-Syrian-rite Mar Thoma Catholic

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/18/06 07:31 AM

Icon and book service -- http://www.iconbook.org/ -- definitely has it. I was there on Wednesday, and I saw it.

Peace,
Alex NvV
Posted By: Laka Ya Rabb

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/26/06 04:12 AM

CRW,

WONDERFUL IDEA!
smile
Posted By: Laka Ya Rabb

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 06/27/06 09:16 PM

IF ANYONE is having a difficult time finding Byzantine Daily Worship, please contact me.
smile
Posted By: Leo Obl.S.B.

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 07/09/06 10:13 PM

Are the prayer translations used in Byzantine Daily Worship consistent with those found in the Byzantine Book of Prayer as opposed to current Melkite usage?

For example:

BBP: "Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth! You are everywhere present and fill all things. Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life, come and dwell within us, cleanse us of all stain, and save our souls, O gracious Lord."

Melkite Horologion: "O Heavenly King, Consoler, Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling all things, the Treasury of blessings and the Giver of life, come and dwell in us, cleanse us of all stain, and save our souls, O Good One."

I would appreciate any input.
Posted By: Fr. Deacon Lance

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 07/13/06 03:20 PM

BDW follows Melkite Usage. BBP used BDW texts but changed them to fit Ruthenian Usage.
Posted By: Leo Obl.S.B.

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 07/14/06 09:23 PM

Thank you, Deacon Lance, for kindly offering clarification.
Posted By: renee harris

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 02/23/14 02:31 PM

Is the Byzantine Daily Worship Book for sale on line not the one you have? Are they updated versions? I would like very much to own my own set or book of Eastern Liturgy of the Hours. I am a third order franciscan and have been saying the Latin Rite version for years...but I am Byzantine Now and would like to say the hours for our rite. I have said them at the Monestery with our Monks and I don't find it too difficult, but of course we only respond and the have the books in order and they know the form. Please reply with any advice. Thank you, Renee Harris
Posted By: Fr. Deacon Lance

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 02/23/14 11:09 PM

Byzantine Daily Worship only has the common and a few propers. If you want something with all the propers I would recommend the Melkite Horologion:
https://melkite.org/products-page/horologion
Posted By: JBenedict

Re: + Most Rev. Joseph Raya: Byzantine Daily Worship - 02/26/14 12:03 PM

To be clear, the Horologion is advertised as having SOME propers for ALL of the days, not ALL the propers (which, would of course make it as long as the Menaion, Pentecostarian, and Triodion put together.)
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