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. WITH THE SANCTION AND BLESSING OF HIS LATE ALL-HOLINESS,

JOA KEIM II.

ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE, NEW ROME, AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH.

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LONDON :

J. T. HAYES, 4 HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

135.f. 213

BRISTOL:

PRINTING OFFICE OF THE GREEK CHURCH.

PREFACE.

It might be fairly assumed that the Appendices, A to L, referred to in editor of this volume, the father of the work, containing all the movethe small scattered band of English able portions of the Liturgies, will professing the Orthodox Faith, — Although so long a period had

appear when completed.' (Page iv.) father, both in superior years of elapsed, the editor did not consider church-membership, and in being himself released from the promise the humble means by which divers of 1865 : and even if he had been of that small scattered band have so minded, others, who from time been brought to share with him in to time demanded those moveable that church-membership,-aims in portions,' were evidently not disits publication at placing before his posed to consider lapse of time a spiritual children a portion of the sufficient excuse for perpetual nonfood provided for them with such a compliance with a public engagebountiful hand by his and their ment. But the bulky form which common Mother. It might also, those Appendices assumed, seemed and with even greater fairness, be to mock at the modest proportions assumed, that having received the (48 pages, large 8vo,) of the original grace of the priesthood, it became work; and that original having for almost a necessity to the editor to some time been out of print, it was have at hand a manual wherewith

necessary to republish it whenever such flock as he may possess, or the Appendices should appear. It such strangers as may visit him, was therefore judged as more fitting may be enabled to join intelligently to prepare a larger work, which in the public church-offices at which should not merely prove a better they assist. But neither of these foil to those bulky Appendices, but reasons, fair and natural though should also give liturgical students they are, nor both of them combi

a more complete idea of the Greek ned, were sufficiently powerful to Church order, than a perusal of the justify the great labour and outlay Communion offices,—the Liturgies incurred, intermittently, it is true, proper,--alone could furnish. The during upwards of five years, in the present volume is the outcome of present publication. What has this later, and, it is hoped will chiefly moved the editor, has been

prove, better judgment. a desire to keep faith with general readers, to whom the promise was

The volume is merely what it made in the edition, numbering styles itself,—THE OFFICE FOR THE 2000 copies, of “THE DIVINE LITUR- LORD'S DAY. It does not include GIES OF OUR HOLY FATHERS JOHN THE any of the other day offices, (altho' GOLDENMOUTHED (S. CHRYSOSTOM), each day in the year has its special AND BASIL THE GREAT: London, service matter,) not even for the John Shepherd, 1865,' that certain Lent, Passion, or Ascension seasons.

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