What editions / translations of the Divine Services are to be used?

Handbook of ROCOR Liturgical Practice: Handbook Category: Readers, and Reading in the Services While the ready access to varying editions of liturgical texts is now widespread (both in Church Slavonic as well as in other languages), their availability has led to a...

How does the reader take his blessing and stand in the Temple to read?

Handbook of ROCOR Liturgical Practice: Handbook Category: Readers, and Reading in the Services At the reading of the Holy Apostle during the Divine Liturgy: The Reader approaches the Priest or Bishop at the High Place during the time of the Trisagion, with the Apostol...

In what tones / styles should readings be read?

Handbook of ROCOR Liturgical Practice: Handbook Category: Readers, and Reading in the Services The work of the reader during the Divine Services (whether a tonsured Reader or a layman blessed to read) is to convey the sacred words of Holy Scripture, as well as the...