Thursday, April 02, 2020

Reader Services for the Sunday of the Fifth Week, and Annunciation

You can find the fixed and changeable parts for Typika here:

But if you would rather download this Sunday's Typika text, with everything embedded, you will find that here:

Annunciation falls on Tuesday, and Annunciation is one of the more complicated services in the Liturgy Year. If anyone wants to try to put it together, the rubrics are here:

I could also send you the texts (which require combing the Triodion supplement to the texts that normally do not change if the service falls on a weekday during lent) if you contact me.

But for most people, I would suggest that if you are unable to go to Church, on the eve of the feast (Monday night) use this text for Small Compline, which has the Annunciation Canon in it, laid out for lay use:

And then on the morning of the Feast, use this Typika text, which includes the Byzantine Festal Antiphons, which I think adds a nice touch to the service:

Next Week I will post several texts for Holy Week, beginning with Lazarus Saturday.

Another service you can do, whenever you wish, but I would encourage you to do at least once with regard to the situation we are in with the Coronavirus, is a moleben to St. John of Shanghai, which is arranged as a reader service: