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Bulgakov Handbook for Church Servers, 2nd Edition
Bulgokov Handbook

Please be patient. The Bulgakov Manual is still being translated.

Part I

- The Church Calendar

A. Menaion

January

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27         31
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

February

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

March

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27         31
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

April

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

May

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27         31
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

June

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

July

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27         31
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

August

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27         31
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

September

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

October

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27         31
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

November

        01         05         09         13         17         21         25         29
        02         06         10         14         18         22         26         30
        03         07         11         15         19         23         27
        04         08         12         16         20         24         28

December

        01         06         11         15         19         23         27         30
        02         07         11-17    16         20         24         28         31
        03         08         12         17         21         25         29
        04         09         13         18         22         26
        05         10         14         18-24

        Saturday & Sunday after the Nativity of Christ

B. Triodion

a. Preparation for Great Lent

         Preparation for Great Lent
         Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
         Sunday of the Prodigal Son
         Meatfare Week
         Sunday of Meatfare or of the Last Judgement
         Cheesefare Week
         Cheesefare Sunday

b. The Holy Forty Day Fast

         The Holy Forty Day Fast
         The First Week of Great Lent
         The First Sunday of Great Lent or the Sunday of Orthodoxy
         The Second Week of Great Lent
         The Second Sunday of Great Lent
         The Third Week of Great Lent
         The Third Sunday of Great Lent
         The Fourth Week of Great Lent
         The Fourth Sunday of Great Lent
         The Fifth Week of Great Lent
         The Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
         The Sixth Week of Great Lent
         Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem or Palm Sunday

c. Passion Week

         Passion Week
         Great Monday
         Great Tuesday
         Great Wednesday
         Great Thursday
         Great Friday
         Great Saturday

- The Festal Triodion

A. Pascha

         The Bright Ressurection of Christ
         pages 563-564
         pages 565
         pages 566-567
         pages 567-568
         Paschal Matins
         Paschal Hours
         Paschal Liturgy
         Paschal Week

B. Sundays after Pascha

From Apostle Thomas Sunday up to the leave-taking of Pascha

         Thomas Sunday (2nd after Pascha)
         Sunday of Holy Myrrhbearing Women (3rd after Pascha)
         Sunday of the Paralytic (4th after Pascha)
         Mid-Feast
         Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (5th after Pascha)
         Sunday of the Blind Man (6th after Pascha)

C. Leave-taking of Pascha to the Sunday of All Saints

         The Ascension of the Lord
         Sunday of the Holy Fathers (7th after Pascha)
         Saturday before Pentecost
         Pentecost (8th Sunday after Pascha)
         Day of the Holy Spirit
         First Sunday after Pentecost or All Saints Sunday

Tones, Epistles and Gospels for Sundays after Pentecost

         Tones, Epistles and Gospels

Notes

         Note 1: Retrograde Readings and the So-Called "Special Sections"
         Note 2: Reading the Morning Gospels of the Ressurection"

PASCHALIA

         Notation of Time
         Time of the Celebration of Pascha
         Determination the Day of Pascha for a Given Year
         Movable Feasts and Other Church Seasons

Part II

- The Church - Practical

Church Services and All Major Subjects Related to Them

         Concerning the Time of Performing Church Services
         Dedicated Servers - Bishop, Presbyter
         Church Servers - The Deacon
         Church Servers - SubDeacon, Reader, Singer, Sexton, Canonarch, Paraecclesiarch, Psalm Reader
         Sobornal Services
         Concerning Services of a Priest without Readers and Singers
         Cycles of Church Services
         Concerning the Daily Divine Services
         The Evening Divine Services
         The Morning Divine Services

Regarding Confession

         Questions for the Confession of High Spiritual Persons
         Hierarch Demetrius confession of sins, said before priests in the presence of penitents
         Deaf-mutes are necessarily admitted to Confession and Holy Communion
         The Father Confessor during Confession
         On Absolution and Suspension
         Penance
         Public Penance
         On Revealing what is Heard in Confession
         Concerning those negligent in the fulfillment of their Christian Duty of Confession
         Prayer over those Absolved from Suspension

Communion

         Communion
         Supplementary Notes
         Confession and Communion of the Sick
         Confession and Communion of the Sick (part 2)
         Notes
         Pastoral Guardianship of the Ill

Marriage

         House Blessing before Marriage
         Marriage
         Conditions on the Legality and Validity of Marriage
         The Age of Those Entering Marriage
         Physiological and Psychological Ability to Marry
         Relationship as an Obstacle to Marriage
         The Free Consent of the Groom and Bride for Marriage
         Entry into a New Marriage
         State and Public Law for Marriage
         Priestly and Monastic Conditions for Marriage
         Other Confessions and Religions
         Announcements before Marriage
         Documents Demanded at Marriage
         The Marital Search
         Declaration After the Marital Search for Obstacles to Fulfillment
         Seasons for Concluding Marriages
         Marriage Offices
         Office (Akolouthia) used at Betrothals
         Office of Crowning
         Supplementary Information on Marriage
         Cancellation of Marriages
         Aspects and Degrees of Relationships

Unction with Oil

         Sanctification of Oil
         Office (Akolouthia) of Holy Oil
         Supplementary Notes for the Sanctification of Oil

Burial

         Prayer for Dying Persons

 
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