Edited by N. Michael Vaporis
PrefaceThe need for a bilingual edition of the Synekdemos, the very popular prayer book of the Orthodox Church, has been present for a long time among Greek Orthodox Christians. Unfortunately for the translator/editor, the Synekdemos contains some 1300 pages of text in the original Greek, making the publication of a bilingual volume of the entire book a cumbersome task.
The present volume is much more modest. It contains only the first part of the Synekdemos, that is, the prayers and services used by Orthodox Christians on a daily basis. I hope that despite this limitation the book proves useful for those who wish an English translation of the daily prayers and services but would also like to have the original Greek text on the facing pages.