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Anthologion Prayer Book

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There are many prayer books, but those wanting an authentic and accessible expression of the Church's ancient cycles of liturgical worship, in its rich variety, can look to the Anthologion and its riches, composed by Saint John of Damascus and others.

From the very beginning, Christians gathered for prayer at fixed hours to pray. These prayers centered on the Psalms, and in the desert monasteries they developed into the daily prayers of the Church that we still use today.

The Anthology of Prayer or Anthologion is an Eastern Orthodox prayer book that uniquely includes a treasury of selections from the riches of Orthodox prayer and worship, including:

  • The Book of Hours (Horologion) with Lenten and Paschal variations
  • The Book of Eight Tones (Octoechos)
  • The common services of Saints (General Menaion)
  • Selections from Great Lent and the Paschal season (Triodion and Pentecostarion)
  • Traditional morning and evening prayers
  • Topical prayers for different occasions
  • And much more

Suitable for use individually or with a group, this monumental book aims to fill the place that the Breviary or Liturgy of the Hours fills for Western Christians: offering the full daily office of prayer in a slightly simplified form, with texts for special feast days and seasons. It is a prayer library in a single book.


  • The new 2nd Printing includes two additional ribbon bookmarks, additional material, and corrections from the 1st Printing
  • Over 1000 pages of sacred prayers, scriptures, and hymns, forming the foundation of Orthodox prayer and worship
  • High quality leather-bound softcover with sewn binding
  • Two-tone red and black printing
  • Highly readable 10pt font
  • Six ribbon bookmarks
  • Designed for Pan-Orthodox use
  • Abundant supporting material and clear instructions — with a little initiative and study, anyone can carry on the prayers of the Church in any circumstances with just a single book
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  • Anthologion

    Posted by John Mark on May 6th 2022

    Stunning book. It’s basically an Orthodox/Byzantine breviary for those who want to pray more than morning and evening prayers. I often follow along at Great Vespers in church and used it to follow along during Holy Week services and the accuracy and similarity of translations was astounding.

    Perfect for clergy and laity alike, this is a beautiful book, affordable and it might be the best prayerbook out there, period.

  • Perfect

    Posted by Kevin on Apr 23rd 2022

    This prayer book was recommended to me and I couldn't be happier with it. It's absolutely beautifully made, and the print is perfect size. Quick shipping and very well packaged also. I think everyone should own this book and I hope to buy more as gifts. Thank you very much.

  • I love this version of the Horologion for Readers use

    Posted by JAMES WILINSKI on Apr 19th 2022

    Would highly recommend this Anthologian for those who wish to pray the Daily Office in the Byzantine tradition

  • Anthologion

    Posted by Michael Dykes on Feb 16th 2022

    The Ahthologion here from St. Ignatius Press is a wonderful addition to any Orthodox Christian's prayer library. Perhaps not for those newly converted to orthodoxy, but for those of us who have been Orthodox for several years, and in my opinion, for any Orthodox layperson wanting to pray any of the daily services: Matins, the Hours, Vespers, etc; this highly professionally printed and exceptionally well-put-together volume allows us to pray as much or as little of all of the Canonical Hours from the Horologion as we are able, by providing all of the "common" of those services; i.e. the unchanging portions, as well as a large portion from the Octoechos, and a small selection from both the Lenten Triodion and the Pentecostarion. Additionally, included are the contents of the General Menaion for Major Feasts as well as a basic "parish typicon" to enable us to add the "propers"; i.e. the changeable portions of the services into the offices. The parish typicon is a very basic order for combining the propers and commons and thanks to how well this volume is put together, is extremely easy to use. Excellent job and well worth the $45 not only due to the contents, but also the quality of the book, the binding, etc. Thank you so much, and have a blessed upcoming Great Lent!!!


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