UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Liturgical Commission of the Church Holds Its Meeting
The Liturgical Commission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA met at the Consistory Offices of the Metropolia Center on Monday, February 11 through Wednesday, February 13, 2013. During the meeting, the Commission made final revisions to the first volume of the SERVICE BOOK (Sluzhebnyk). Involved where final corrections and editing with regard to grammar, spelling, word usage, rubrics (liturgical instructions), etc.
Volume 1 includes the Prayers in Preparation for Communion, Entrance prayers, Proskomedia, Liturgy of our Fathers Among the Saints John Chrysostom, Liturgy of our Fathers Among the Saints Basil the Great, additional petitions that may occur during the Liturgy, instructions regarding Dismissals, Dismissals of Major Feasts, Resurrectional Propers (Tropars) in the Eight Tones, and Propers of the Major Feasts. The volume will now undergo final formatting and be sent to the printers. The Sluzhebnyk shall be released in two different sizes for the benefit of the clergy.
Present at the meeting were His Grace Bishop Daniel, together with Very Rev. Bazyl Zawierucha, Very Rev. Taras Naumenko, Rev. Ivan Synevskyy, Rev. Haralampij Linsinbigler, with participation of Very Rev. Pavlo Bodnarchuk via Skype.
The next session of the Liturgical Commission is set for May, 2013 with the following items on the agenda: conclusion of Volume II (Vespers, Matins, Holy Hours).
Volume I is scheduled to be released in the spring of this year, while Volume II is tentative scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2013.