Azerbaijani prayer book published in local ROC diocese

Baku, March 27, 2024

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A new bilingual prayer book was recently published in the Baku Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Azerbaijani-Russian prayer book was formally presented on Sunday, March 24, on the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, during an event dedicated to Orthodox books, reports the Baku Diocese.

A group of clergy and laity, led by Archimandrite Alexei (Nikonorov) labored over the translation of Orthodox prayers into Azerbaijani for two years.

The new publication includes morning and evening prayers, prayers before and after Holy Communion, the text of the Divine Liturgy, Sunday troparia and kontakia and of the Twelve Great Feasts and other major feasts, and other prayers.

The book includes the first-ever publication of the prayers to the Synaxis of Saints of Azerbaijan, to St. Elisha, the enlightener of Caucasian Albania, and to Hieromartyr Grigoris, the first bishop of Caucasian Albania.

The publication also includes an extensive dictionary of theological and other terms, illustrated with icons of the Twelve Feasts from the Baku Cathedral.

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