Editor: Reader Peter Gardner
With a Foreword by His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah.
Herein are all of the scriptural readings, aside from the Psalms, appointed to be read in church from the Divine Liturgy of Lazarus Saturday through Paschal Vespers. In addition to the readings, the Prokeimena and Alleluias sung before and after many of the readings were included. The readings from Holy Unction are also in this book, since many parishes serve this during Holy Week (especially on Holy Wednesday), and many who don’t, serve it at some point late in Lent.
This book is intended first for those who are unable to hear all of the readings for Holy Week, whether due to the inability to get to the services, the use of a language they don’t understand, or, alas, readers who mumble.
Also, it is to be hoped, it will be useful to those, Orthodox or otherwise, who wish to better understand the Orthodox Church’s teachings on Christ’s Passion and Resurrection, as seen in the readings which were selected to be read in the context of Holy Week.