ACOE Published Transfiguration and Holy Cross Books

4/11/2013 1:33:00 AM
Transfiguration and Holy Cross Books Published by Assyrian Church of the East

Assyrian Church of the East, Archdiocese of Lebanon, is pleased to give the good news to all our nation, in general, and the clergy and faithful of all sisters oriental churches, in particular, and the scholars and researchers in the field of Eastern churches liturgy, literature and heritage that the complete set of Lord feasts liturgical books are printed and available.

With the blessings of our Lord and supervision of His Beatitude Mar Melis Zaia, metropolitan of archdiocese of Lebanon, and hard work for than one year by Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana the printing of the two books of (Transfiguration) and (Holy Cross) were printed last March.

So, by now, the SEVEN books for the SEVEN Lord Feasts are been distributed and ready to be purchased.

The 7 Lord Feasts books are: Nativity, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Transfiguration and Holy Cross.

Each book is divided into two parts: the first is the current complete liturgical prayers (Ramsha, Lelya, Sapra and Raza), while the second is for the non-printed prayers texts which had never been printed earlier. They are edited and compared from different manuscripts.

In addition, the approval of church references, an introduction by HB Mar Melis Zaia and another introduction with valuable information and analysis by Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana.

The books set (seven books) is 140,00 $ (20,00 $ per book) including post costs.

In Iraq is 15.000,00 IQD per book (105.000,00 IQD per set).

This price doesn’t include the special box which is been printed to keep the set. This special box is printed in limited numbers for the gifts to church hierarchy, universities and scholars.

The following is a summary of pages of the seven books:

  • Nativity: 388 pages (132 Part1 + 173 Part2 + introductions and appendices)
  • Epiphany: 274 pages (125 P1 + 127 P2 + introductions and appendices)
  • Easter: 404 pages (187 P1 + 161 P2 + introductions and appendices)
  • Ascension:231 pages (130 P1 + 70 P2 + introductions and appendices)
  • Pentecost: 272 pages (200 P1 + 42 P2 + introductions and appendices)
  • Transfiguration: 194 pages (136 P1 + 40 P2 + introductions and appendices)
  • Holy Cross: 268 pages (184 P1 + 59 P2 + introductions and appendices)

The importance of the books is not limited to the liturgical usage, as it is made easy and the worshippers don’t need to move from one page of current KHUDRA or MAZMORA. It is very important to learn more about the liturgy, faith and literature of the church through the texts which are been printed and made available for the first time.

Order by contacting Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana at