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Friday, December 15, 2017

CHRISTMAS SALE!! Orthodox Prayers of Old England, 3rd Ed., $35

St. John Cassian Press is pleased to offer a sale on single or multiple copies of our best-selling volume, Orthodox Prayers of Old England, 3rd edition (1999).

 ---- $35 POSTPAID, Mint Condition ----

Regularly selling at Eighth Day Books in Wichita, Kansas, for $100 a copy, and currently selling on eBay for $195, this beautifully printed and bound hardcover book can be yours for $35 postpaid.

Used copies often sell on eBay for $300 or more.

To order your copy, send your email and/or cell phone number to the email at the bottom of this post. A PayPal payment request will be sent to you.

Ideal is a Facebook payment to "Aidan Keller." Very easy to set up, and no fees are assessed, so the Press keeps all of your payment.

Or send a check or money order for $35.00, payable to St. John Cassian Press, to:

     St. John Cassian Press
     1701 Peridot Rd.
     Pflugerville, TX  78660-8139

The sale price continues to Jan. 7, 2018. As of 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 21, there are thirty copies left. After they sell, the book will be out of print.Please do not order anything else when taking advantage of the Christmas sale.


The book consists of 440 6"x9" pages, Smythe-sewn, and is hardbound in imitation dark blue leather with gold stamping on the front and spine.


The prayers and liturgical services in this volume were blessed for use in Western Rite communities of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia on Sept. 18, 2008.

- Basic Prayers

- Morning Prayers

- Evening Prayers

- Table Blessings

- Reverences in Church

- Preparation for Holy Communion

- Prayers before the Divine Office

- Vespers for Sat., Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thur., Fri.

- Compline (for reg. days, feasts, and services of Our Lady)

- Matins and Lauds for Sundays

- Terce / Third Hour

- Sun. Water Blessing, Sprinkling, and Procession with Bidding Prayers

- Divine Liturgy (Roman Rite Mass according to the Sarum Use) + Roman rite Bread Blessing

- Thanksgiving after Holy Communion

- Notes About the Mass (patristic origin of different prayers, spiritual
interpretation of the service)

- Sext / Sixth Hour

- None / Ninth Hour

- Presanctified Mass (for Lenten weekdays where the prescriptions of the 6th Ecumenical Council are observed in their entirety)

- Missa Sicca (Western Rite typika or обеднитца)

- Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, incl. Hierarchical Parts (the only non-Western Rite part of the book)

- Gaelic Litany of the Holy Virgin Mary

- Litany of the Saints with Final Collects

- Salutations Before the Holy Cross

- Prayers of Remembrance (memoriser or intercession)

- Seven Penitential Psalms

- Fifteen Gradual Psalms with their Collects

- Little Office of the Holy Virgin Mary (Vespers, Compline, Matins, Hours, etc.)

- Little Office of the Guardian Angel (Vespers, Compline, Matins, Hours,

- Priest's Visit to a Mother Newly Delivered

- Blessing of New Mothers (churching)

- Order of the Catechumenate / Holy Baptism / Chrismation / Tonsure

- Repentance (explanations)

- Guide to Confession (extremely complete examination of conscience)

- Order of Confession

- Betrothals (notes, banns, betrothals proper, nuptial mass, bed blessing)

- Service for Travellers

- Holy Unction (20 pages, all priest's prayers as well as the others' parts)

- Prayers for the Dying

- Vigils of the Dead (Vespers & Matins)

- Commendation of Souls (sung before every Requiem Mass)

- Requiem Mass

- Burial of the Dead

- Prayers for Various Occasions

      1. Prayers for Those in the Church
          Prayer of a Pastor
          Prayers for Pastors & Archpastors
          Prayer for the Faithful (2)
          Prayer for a Monastery
          Prayer for Unity
          Prayer for Catechumens

     2. Prayers for Family & Friends
          General Prayer
          For Those in Heresy / Schism
          For Those in Judaism
          For Those in Paganism
          Prayer for a Living Friend
          Prayer for God's Guidance
          Prayer for One Sick or Afflicted
          Prayers for the Sick
          Prayer for Taking Medicine
          Prayer for a Pregnant Woman

     3. Prayer for Benefactors

     4. Prayers for Prisoners

     5. For All Living & Dead

     6. For the Departed

     Prayers in Time of Trouble
          1. Against Evil Thoughts
          2. Against Temptations of the Flesh
          3. For Chastity
          4. Thunderstorms & Tornadoes
          5. Lightning
          6. Destroyers of the Church
          7. Deliverance from Pagans
          8. In Wartime
          9. For Peace & Reconciliation
          10. For the Holy Land
          11. Against Gossips
          12. In Afflictions

     Prayers for Travel

     Prayers for Good Death (of St. Melania, St. Hilary, many others)

     Prayers for Fasting Days (one is for fasting on a vigil)

     Prayers for Virtues and Blessings
          1. For the Kingdom of Heaven (describes heaven - beautiful)
          2. For True Love
          3. For Faith, Hope, and Charity
          4. For Chastity
          5. For Wisdom
          6. For True Peace
          7. For the Virtues
          8. For Spiritual Life
          9. For Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
          10. For Courage in Nightly Fears

     Prayers for Good Gifts
          1. For Rain
          2. For the Crops
          3. For God's Protection—the Breastplate Prayers

     Prayers for the Animals
          1. For Animal Friends
          2. For Sick Animals
          3. Against Infestation

     Service of Thanksgiving

     Prayers to the Holy Trinity

     Asking the Prayers of the Saints of God
          1. The Mother of God, the Theotokos (many)
          2. Holy Angels of the Lord (many)
          3. Patriarchs & Prophets (many)
          4. Holy Apostles (many)
          5. Holy Martyrs (many)
          6. Holy Confessors (many)
          7. Holy Women of the Lord (many)

      Prayers to the Lord with His Saints

     Prayer When One is Sick

     Prayer for Protection from Enemies

     Prayers of Repentance
          1. Of St. Jerome
          2. Short Prayer
          3. Of St. Martin
          4. Of St. Ephraim
          5. For Tears, by St. Isidore of Seville

     Prayer of Exorcism of Pope St. Leo III

     Order of Reading the Holy Scriptures (prayers before reading)

     Abbreviations for Books of Scripture

- Read the Whole Bible in a Year (schedule includes deuterocanonical

- Weekly Psalter Readings (150 psalms per week, includes the canticles)

- Clear comparison of Massoretic and Vulgate/Septuagint psalm numbering

- How to Make Singing Breads (prosphora recipe, prayers)

- Fasts and Feasts (explains the fullness of the old Western tradition, so near to the Byzantine)

- Little Calendar (gives a Saint or two for each day of year)

- Eight Tones (gives psalm tones in square-note musical notation of Gregorian chant)

- Exhaustive alphabetical indices

      ... and more.

Many items are provided with musical notation, such as the Our Father, Te Deum, Saturday Vespers, as well as the 8 Tones.

Originally printed by St. Hilarion Press in 1999, after that date the editor-in-chief transferred to the canonical Russian Church and was given all the St. Hilarion Press book stocks to continue the work. Plans are to present a full list of available books on this blog in the coming months.


Note: Multiple copies are each $35 postpaid. Volume discounts can be negotiated, but fall outside the scope of this Christmas sale.


Xenophore said...

My bank wants a phone number for the Press before they'll let me send a check. Do you have one available?

Fr. Aidan said...

512 915 0667

Ricardo Rosa said...

Do you ship to Portugal?

Rev. Dcn. Brenden Humberdross said...

Is it possible to purchase this wonderful work and have it shipped to Australia?

Fr. Aidan said...

It is possible to ship to Portugal and to Australia. One copy to Portugal? One copy to Australia? I think the total amount for Portugal is $52.50 but I can check today at the post office. And I will check for the price for one copy to Australia.

Hans said...

Germany? Maybe the same as Portugal?

Anonymous said...

Peace.....will you ship to Canada no charge??

Fr. Aidan said...

I know the total cost for one prayer book with shipping to Germany is $52.50. It is probably the same with Portugal.

To Canada, cost of book plus shipping is $45.50.

Rev. Dcn. Brenden said...

Thank you very much Fr. Aidan 😊

Unknown said...

If so, I would love to reserve a copy! I will send the check out today!

Fr. Aidan said...

Copy reserved, dear Nikolai, and once your order has been received the book will be mailed out the very next day.

Philip said...

Please reserve a copy of prayers of old England. Thank you reader Philip ROCOR Parish of Holy Prince Vladimir thanks in advance

gerasimos said...

Fr. Aidan said...

Dear Reader Philip, I regret to inform you that on Dec. 27 all copies sold out. The book is now out of print. However, if it is possible to reprint it, such as through crowdfunding, then I will announce that effort here on this blog.

Especially I ask your prayers. That's how stuff really gets done...