St. Tikhon Orthodox Christian Mission
Serving Parker, Colorado and surrounding areas
Liturgical Resources


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Files Last Updated on this Website: 08/26/2018


Introduction to Liturgical Texts

We are pleased to present here an ever-accumulating collection of liturgical texts from the Menaion, Lenten Triodion, Pentecostarion, Octoechos and other liturgical books of the Holy Orthodox Church. These texts are presented by the editor in a traditional liturgical English language recension called “Revised Liturgical English” (RLE).

This recension strives to retain the grace and beauty of the traditional poetic expressions of prayer in our native English tongue while at the same time: a) retaining the integrity of the original source language of the text; b) avoiding attempts to “modernize” the texts, for example, by arbitrarily removing “thee and thou” (here the editor reminds all that the language of the King James Bible is classified by linguists as “Modern English”); c) conversely, avoiding the pitfalls of forcing compliance to truly archaic forms merely for their own sake; and, d) presenting them in a poetic meter and rhythm designed to fit the standard obikhod and znamenny chants of the Russian Orthodox Octoechos. As such, they are marked or “pointed” to the obikhod for the sake of consistancy.

These texts speak for themselves. While previously translated texts have been routinely consulted during their preparation (it would have been foolish not to do so), no effort has been made to merely “un-do,” “re-translate” or “fix” the work that has been done prior to this. Indeed, the editor is humbled by those that have done their work before him and is grateful for their tireless labors and pioneering contribution. He prays that his modest work will merit their regard and consideration.

The liturgical norms and rubrical notations conform to accepted usage in both the Russian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church in America, and reference is made to works already published in RLE, i.e., the “Apostol”, the “Annual Liturgical Calendar and Rubrics”, the “Daily Prayerbook” and the “Hours and Typica” published by St. Tikhon’s. It is the intent of the editor to regularly post those basic texts needed for upcoming services at least one month in advance, and return to complete any missing sections as strength and the Will of God allow.

These texts are all being made available to everyone for use in Holy Orthodox Temples. In time they will be compiled and presented in appropriate format for publication and non-commercial sale.

The editor alone takes responsibility for the content and scope of his work and invites all competent and unprejudiced criticism aimed toward the perfection of this work to the glory of God and His Holy Orthodox Church.

Sergei D. Arhipov

Upcoming Services
Saturday, September 22nd
5:00pm **Off Site** Attend Great Vespers at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, Denver
Sunday, September 23rd
9:10 Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, September 25th
6:30pm ORTHODOXY 101 Class
Wednesday, September 26th
6:30 pm Small Compline & Saints of the Day
Thursday, September 27th
6:30pm Choir Practice

Our Location
19035 Plaza Drive, Parker Colorado 80134

News Updates
- 09/15/18

Weekly Bulletin: September 16, 2018

September 2018 Charity

St. Tikhon Mission will support our local monastery, Protection of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Monastery, for the month of September. We invite our parish community to add to the special collection on Sundays throughout the month. See the September Newsletter for more information.

Saturday, September 22 - Change to Calendar

On September 22nd, in place of Great Vespers at St. Tikhon Mission, please plan to attend 5:00pm Great Vespers held at Holy Transfiguration of Christ Cathedral, 349 East 47th Avenue in Denver.  Vespers at St. Tikhon Mission is cancelled so we can celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Holy Transfiguration of Christ Cathedral with them and His Grace, Bishop Daniel, of Santa Rosa.

Choir practice is rescheduled for Thursday, September 27 at 6:30pm.

Semi-Monthly Vespers ADDED

9/1/2018: St. Tikhon Mission is excited to announce the addition of a second regular Vespers service for Saturday evenings, starting in September. Great Vespers is now served semi-monthly on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month at the mission, in addition to services for the Great Feasts. Please see the calendar for all upcoming services.

Orthodoxy 101 Class - Tuesdays

Orthodoxy 101 Class: Tuesday nights at 6:30, starting August 21 and continuing through September

Website Updates

9/8/2018: The SEPTEMBER CALENDAR (revised) is posted

8/26/2018: New items in the PHOTO GALLERY

Saint Tikhon, the patriarch of all Russia and enlightener of North America, is the patron Saint of our parish.

"May God teach every one of us to strive for His truth, and for the good of the Holy Church, rather than something for our own sake."

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St. Tikhon Orthodox Christian Mission
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St. Tikhon Orthodox Christian Mission
19035 Plaza Drive
Parker, Colorado 80134

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