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CANON 23 of the COUNCIL of AIN TRAZ (1841) Fast and Abstinence

Father Abel Couturier, "Liturgie Greque-Melkite", Imprimerie des RR. PP. Franciscains de Terre Sainte, (Jerusalem), 1912

Archbishop Neophytos Edelby, "Ketaab el Salaah",Manshourat el tagdid, Dir el malak Mekhail, El Zook (Lebanon), 1962

Archbishop Joseph Raya, "Byzantine Daily Worship", Alleluia Press, Allendale, (N.J.), 1969

Synaxarion, Found at

The Apostolos, Alleluia Press, Allendale, (N.J.), 1980

The Divine and Holy Gospel Book, Alleluia Press, Allendale, (N.J.), 1979

Liturgical Committee of the Melkite Synod, "Ketaab el Liturgiat al Elahaia", 1992 & 2006

Bishop Robert M. Moskal, "The Sacrifice of Praise", U.S.A., 1996

Diocese of Newton, "Menaion", Sophia Press, U.S.A., 1992

Father David M. Petras, S.E.O.D., "Common Typicon", Eastern Christian Publications, Fairfax (Virginia), 1995

Bishop Loutfy Laham, "Madkhal ela Elrotab Alliturgia wa Roumouzha", Paulist Press, Jounieh, (Lebanon), 1988

Alexander Schmemann, "The Eucharist", St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, (N.Y.), 1988

Alexander Schmemann, "Introduction to Liturgical Theology", The American Orthodox Press, Portland, (Maine), 1966Bishop Basil H. Losten, "Holy Things For The Holy", ???Reproduction of The Vatican's, "Liturgical Prescription", Eastern Christian Publications, Fairfax, (Virginia), 1996

Calendar and Martyrology for the Byzantine Rite - Slavonic Usage - Msgr. John Opalenick, O.E.S.L.

Archimandrite Elias B. Skaff, "My Faithful Guide", Allendale, (N.J.), 1968

Bishop Boutros Mouallem, Horologion "Souaia", Paulist Press, Jounieh, (Lebanon), 1985 & 1995

Bishop Basil H. Losten, "Our Paschal Pilgrimage", Eastern Christian Publications, Fairfax, (Virginia), 1996

Early Sources of the Liturgy, Lucien Deiss, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville (Minnesota), 1975

Many other references - too many to mention - were consulted for this work.


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Without the help, encouragement, and advice of Khoureeyeh Simone, my wife, I could not have accomplished this task. We are completing this Typicon for all those of us who want to preserve our Liturgical Tradition and present it to the world by using the newest technological techniques. Please use it, enjoy it, and say a little prayer for us.

Working on CyberTypicon, I discovered a tremendous wisdom and wealth in the work of Father Abel Couturier. I am grateful for his efforts of collecting, documenting, and commenting on the practices of the Melkite Liturgical tradition. CyberTypicon is principally based on Father Couturier's labor of love. May Our Lord God Grant Father Couturier blessed repose and eternal memory.

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