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Lives of the Saints translated from the Greek — complete, unabridged, & annotated.
This is a COMPLETE SET of FOURTEEN (14) VOLUMES of The Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church now available from Holy Apostles Convent and Dormition Skete.
The Lives of the Saints in English, together with homilies for major feast days, are arranged around the monthly lectionary calendar of the Orthodox Church.
This classic collection, which has inspired generations of Orthodox, is indispensable for all. No Orthodox library can be without this standard and blessed reference work. This should now be the first place to which one turns for information on the saints' struggles, sufferings, and achievements. The hagiographies are furnished with explanatory notes and references. An alphabetical index of the Saints and feast days has been included at the end of each volume.
Compilers include Saint Symeon the Metaphrastes, Agapios the Cretan, Nikodemos the Hagiorite, Efthymios Zigabenos, Dositheos of Jerusalem, Church Fathers, and Athonite writers; also cited are Ecclesiastical Histories, together with Neon Paradeison, Neon Thesavron, Neon Eklogion, Neon Martyrologion, and Ephraim.
The Triodion Synaxaristes and Pentecostarion Synaxaristes:
The Pentecostarion Synaxaristes Volume also includes a Master Alphabetical Index for all 14 Volumes of The Great Synaxaristes.
Sturdy 6 x 9 Smyth-sewn case-bound books, with gold-stamped spine and cover.
Acid-free high opacity vellum sheets.
Printed with the blessing of the holy Synod of Bishops of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America and the holy Synod of Bishops of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece and the Diaspora.
Summary of Contents
September Volume: 784 pp.
October Volume: 768 pp.
November Volume: 1,056 pp.
December Volume: 1,232 pp.
January Volume: 1,208 pp.
February Volume: 1,144 pp.
March Volume: 1,064 pp.
April Volume: 1,080 pp.
May Volume: 1,376 pp.
June Volume: 1,040 pp.
July Volume: 1,376 pp.
August Volume: 1,424 pp.
Triodion Synaxaristes Volume: 1,240 pp.
Pentecostarion Synaxaristes Volume: 640 pp.
Lavishly illustrated with icons, commemorating the Saints for each day of the month—
September Volume: 143 icons
October Volume: 165 icons
November Volume: 159 icons
December Volume: 206 icons
January Volume: 175 icons
February Volume: 200 icons
March Volume: 265 icons
April Volume: 271 icons
May Volume: 197 icons
June Volume: 272 icons
July Volume: 307 icons
August Volume: 419 icons
Triodion Synaxaristes Volume: 85 icons
Pentecostarion Synaxaristes Volume: 62 icons
Each month contains over a hundred accounts of Saints with full-length Lives and biographical notices, or feasts with homilies. Some major figures and days have received as many as one hundred pages. Thousands of additional names are also given with either simple commemorations or brief information.
129 Full-length Accounts for September
137 Full-length Accounts for October
119 Full-length Accounts for November
121 Full-length Accounts for December
143 Full-length accounts for January
127 Full-length accounts for February
121 Full-length accounts for March
116 Full-length accounts for April
120 Full-length accounts for May
109 Full-length accounts for June
119 Full-length accounts for July
124 Full-length accounts for August
For the Saturdays and Sundays Before the Great Fast:
+Sunday of Zacchaeos
+Sunday of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee
+Sunday of the Parable of the Prodigal Son
+Saturday before Sunday of Meatfare and the Last Judgment
+Sunday of Meatfare
+Saturday Before Cheesefare Sunday
+Sunday of Cheesefare or Sunday of Forgiveness
The Great Fast:
+Saturday of the First Week of the Great Fast: Kollyva and St. Theodore
+The First Sunday of the Great Fast, The Sunday of Orthodoxy
+Synodikon of Orthodoxy, Who’s Who
+The Second Sunday of the Great Fast, Saint Gregory Palamas
+The Third Sunday of the Great Fast, The Veneration of the Cross
+The Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast, Saint John of the Ladder
+Thursday of the Fifth Week of the Great Fast, The Great Canon
+Saturday of the Fifth Week, Akathist Hymn
+The Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast, Saint Mary of Egypt
+Saturday of the Raising of the Friend of Christ, Righteous Lazarus
+Palm Sunday, Entry into Jerusalem of Our Lord Jesus Christ
+Holy and Great Monday, Pat. Joseph the All comely and the Fig Tree
+Holy and Great Tuesday, Parable of the Ten Virgins
+Holy and Great Wednesday, Anointing of the Lord with Myrrh
I. Discussion on the Efchelaion or The Service of Holy Oil
II. The Consecration of the Holy Myron (Chrism)
+Holy and Great Thursday, the Sacred Washing, the Mystical Supper,
and the Prayer and the Betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane
+Holy and Great Thursday Evening, The Passion, 12 Gospel Readings
+Holy and Great Friday, the Cross and Death
+Great Friday Vespers (Unnailing or Taking down from the Cross)
+Holy and Great Saturday Orthros, Burial and the Descent into Hades
+Holy and Great Saturday Vespers
Pacha to Pentecost:
+The First Sunday of Pascha, the Great Pascha, the Resurrection
+Bright Tuesday or Tuesday of the Renewal Week, Keeper of the Portal
+Bright Friday or Friday of the Renewal Week, the Life giving Spring
+The Second Sunday of Pascha or of Antipascha or of St. Thomas
+Monday after the Sunday of Antipascha, Chrysaphitissa in Monemvasia
+The Third Sunday of Pascha or the Sunday of the Myrrh bearers
+The Third Sunday of Pascha, Archangel Michael of Mandamados
+The Fourth Sunday of Pascha, The Miracle Upon the Paralytic
+The Wednesday of the Paralytic, Feast of Mid Pentecost
+The Fifth Sunday of Pascha, the Samaritan Woman
+The Sixth Sunday of Pascha, the Man Born Blind
+Wednesday Before the Ascension, Theotokos of Kalamais
+Thursday of the Sixth Week of Pascha, Ascension of our Lord
+The Seventh Sunday of Pascha, the Œcumenical Synod
+Saturday Before Pentecost, Soul Saturday
+Monday of the Pentecost, the Life creating Holy Spirit
After the Week of Pentecost:
+The First Sunday after Pentecost, All Saints
+The Second Sunday after Pentecost, All the Saints of Russia, All the
Venerable Fathers of Mt. Athos, and All Saints of North America
A List of Hagiorite Fathers, as Found in The Great Synaxaristes
+The Third Sunday after Pentecost, New martyrs Under the Turkish Yoke
A List of New martyrs, as Found in The Great Synaxaristes
Master Alphabetical Index for all 14 Volumes of The Great Synaxaristes