Orthodox Liturgics and typicon - miscellaneous Questions and answers

QUESTION 1

A moleben has many forms, which include the chanting of an entire canon, and sometines also an akathist. What is the proper place to start the akathist, and when is it finished?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 1

A Moleben usually has a canon in it, or at least the refrains of a canon. the canon is chanted straight through until the sixth ode is finished, then a small ectenia is intones. After this, the akathist is sung in it's entirety.


 

QUESTION 2

What is a moleben?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 2

A moleben is a general prayer service, prayed on many occasions, by itself, or often, after another service, expecially Divine Liturgy. It's structure is similar to a shrtened matins.


 





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