Fairfax, Virginia – The Congregation for Eastern Churches in the Vatican recently authorized Eastern Christian Publications (ECP) to scan and reprint a four-volume series of liturgical texts in Greek known as the Anthologion. The original books, published from 1967 to 1980, are now out of print and unavailable. They contain the complete texts for Matins, Vespers, Compline and other daily services along with all the changeable parts for the four major seasons of the liturgical year and the saint-of-day for those same periods. They are:
• Volume I: September 1 through the beginning of Lent (1688 pages)
• Volume II: January 15 through Lent and Holy Week (1624 pages)
• Volume III: Pascha through June 30 (1032 pages)
• Volume IV: All Saints’ Sunday through August 31 (1224 pages)
An original copy has been provided to ECP by the Congregation from their archives for high-resolution scanning and cleaning. The final printed editions will be enhanced and slightly enlarged. The books will be offered on a “print-on-demand” basis in either unbound folios or with hard-back binding. Orders will take 6-8 weeks to manufacture and deliver.