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St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents The Great Book of Needs—the first complete English edition of the Slavonic Trebnik (or in Greek, the Euchologion). These four volumes contain all the Trebnik services translated from the Church Slavonic, along with accompanying notes. St. Tikhon’s has also rearranged the services from the order in which they have been historically published, seeking to create a more logical sequence. This service book contains prayers for various needs; services associated with the Holy Mysteries, Moliebens, death and the departed, and the sanctification of the temple; as well as other specific blessings and services.
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Complete four-volume English edition of the Slavonic Trebnik
Translation and notes by St. Tikhon’s Monastery
Prayers, blessings, and services for specific occasions
The first volume of The Great Book of Needs contains services associated with the Sacraments, or Mysteries of the Christian life, including Baptism, Chrismation, Repentance (Confession), the Eucharist, Holy Matrimony, Holy Oil (Unction), Ordination, the Blessing of Waters, and Monastic Tonsure.
Volume 2 of The Great Book of Needs pertains to the sanctification of the temple, as well as other ecclesiastical and liturgical blessings. It contains all needed services for consecrating a church and the altar, the holy vessels such as the chalice and paten, as well as vestments. Additionally this volume contains services associated with the liturgical year.
The Great Book of Needs Volume 3 holds “the occasional services.” It contains prayers for various needs, as well as general prayers and blessings, such as prayers for various illnesses, a service for those in prison, and a prayer at the founding of a home. It also contains the services pertaining to death, funerals, burials, and other related services for the departed.