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The Typikon Decoded: A Explanation of Byzantine Liturgical Practice

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Paperback, 313 pages
Published March 21st 2013 by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press (first published September 1st 2012)
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nezvanova
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Some useful historical information in a digestible format, but nowhere near as useful as Fekula & Williams' "The Order of Divine Services" (St. John of Kronstadt Press, 1997, 2009). The latter book truly decodes the Typicon and is easier to use than anything I have found in Russian, let alone in English.
Christian Proano
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
If what you are expecting is a theological explanation of the Church services and offices, this is not the book.

However, this book is good at analyzing the skeleton of each service and office, giving a historical account of each portion and tentatively from where they come, and a brief rubric description of how are divided and put together. Of course there is always wiggle room that varies from archdiocese to archdiocese, diocese to diocese, from church to church.

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Fr. Ted
Feb 14, 2013 rated it liked it
I found the historical information to be interesting but have little interest in the rules of the typikon. It is the rules which dominate the book.
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