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The Sunday Typika with a Reader

The Sunday Typika

Sometimes, if a priest is not able to be present the parish Reader may lead the Hours and Typika. If a Reader is not present the Laity may read the service. The Hours are very familiar to those who attend the Liturgy in the Russian Style as the Third and Sixth Hours are always read before the Liturgy begins. (This is not the case in the Greek style as often the Liturgy is preceded by Orthros/ Matins). The Typika consists of certain elements of the Divine Liturgy including the usual psalms and the Beatitudes, the Thrice Holy Hymn, Creed and Lord's Prayer. The Readings are read in normal voices and a reading from Commentaries on the Scriptures such as those of St John Chrysostom may be read. In our mission parishes, it is important that the services and readings continue even if a priest can only rarely visit. This version of the Typika is based upon the Typika as it is served in the Diocese of Chicago and the Mid West (ROCOR) using texts authorised by the Synod. Certain notes are added from the Parish of St Elisabeth the New Martyr, Wallasey. Reader Chad, St Elisabeth's Parish Reader, prepared this text for when the Patriarch was visiting London and all our clergy were called to be present. Unusually a priest was present so the notes contain some references to this. The prayers from the Lity are taken from the service of St Elisabeth and should be replaced with prayers from the Lity of the patron Saint of the Church.

The text of the service can be found here


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