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The Ancient Faith Prayer Book

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Ancient Faith Publishing






Edited by Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou, the Ancient Faith Prayer Book brings together the most ancient and popular prayers of Orthodox Christians with some additions that address issues of contemporary life, all rendered in elegant contemporary English and presented in a compact format (11.5 X 18 cm) for ease of use.

Morning Prayers
Afternoon Prayers
Prayers for Mealtime
Early Evening Prayers
Late Evening Prayers
Canon for Holy Communion
Prayers before Holy Communion
Thanksgiving after Holy Communion
Prayers for the Departed
Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions
– Before reading the Scriptures or Other Spiritual Texts
– Before reading the Gospel
– On Entering a Church (Psalm 83)
– On Leaving a Church (The Prayer of the Righteous Simeon)
– The Jesus Prayer
– Before a Journey
– Before Work
– After Work
– Before Study
– Before Using the Internet
– Prayer of a Sick Person
– Prayer for a Sick Person
– Thanksgiving after Recovery
– Before an Operation
– After an Operation
– For the Terminally Ill
– Prayer of a Single Person Seeking a Spouse
– Prayer of a Married Couple
– On Moving into a New Home
– Prayer of a Married Couple Trying to Conceive
– Prayer of a Pregnant Woman
– For a Woman undergoing a Difficult Labour
– Prayer of a Husband and Wife after giving Birth to a Child
– Prayer of Parents for their Children
– For a Woman after a Miscarriage
– For a Departed Child after a Miscarriage
– For a Baby who has Died before Baptism
– For the Protection of Soldiers During War
– For Times of Need
– For Times of Trouble
– Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Trouble
– For Times of Temptation
Prayers of the Saints
Prayer of St Aidan of Lindisfarne
Prayers of St Ambrose of Milan
– A Healing Prayer
– Prayer Before Holy Communion
Prayers of St Augustine of Hippo
– To the Holy Spirit
– A Prayer for the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
– A Prayer for the Afflicted
– A Prayer for Self-Knowledge
– A Prayer of Hope
– You are Christ
The Breastplate of St Patrick of Ireland
Prayer of St Dimitri of Rostov
Prayers of St Gregory of Nyssa
– Of God’s Goodness
– To the Good Shepherd
Prayers of St Gregory the Theologian
– To the All-Transcendent God
– A Prayer for the Dead and for Preparation for Death
Prayers of St John Chrysostom for Every Hour of the Day
Extracts from Prayers by the Lake by St Nikolai Velimirovic
Calendar of the Great Feasts and Fasts of the Church
Dates of Orthodox Pascha and Latin Easter 2015-2025

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