Euchologion, sive Rituale Graecorum complectens ritus et ordines divinae liturgiae, officiorum, sacramentorum juxta usum Orientalis Ecclesiae. Interpretatione Latina illustratum, opera Jacobi Goar. Editio secunda
In Greek and Latin language. Second edition. By Jacques Goar
The Greek word ευχολόγιον literally means “book of prayers.” The most comprehensive edition is the “Ευχολόγιον το Μέγα” or Great Euchologion which contains the prayers of the priest, deacon, and reader for Vespers, Orthros, and the Divine Liturgy. This Euchologion is actually the second edition of major work by Jacques Goar, renowned French Dominican, and Hellenist, active during the 17th century. This work with the full title “Euchologion Sive Rituale Graecorum complectens ritus et ordines divinae liturgiae” was first published in Paris in 1647. Naturally, the main subject of the study was Greek liturgy, also known as the Greek Rite or Constantinopolitan Rite. This rite was originally used by Eastern Orthodox Church, but as well by certain Eastern Catholic Churches, mainly in Greece. The study represents elements of this rite used by these Catholic Churches. The first edition was important due to its original texts and for its learned commentaries. The second edition which we have here is important as it corrected numerous mistakes from the first edition. The edition was printed in Venice (Ex typographia Bartholomaei Javarina) and it’s very scarce. Today only 15 copies of this major work can be found, located mostly in German libraries. There is also one copy at the Cambridge University Library and one copy at the University of Aberdeen.
Venice, Ex Typographia Balleoniana, 1730.
Size: 39,5 cm x 27,5 cm
Pp.:  + 735 +  with illustrations
Binding: Original vellum binding. Stains on the panels and spine cover scratches, some signs of wear, corners slightly bumped.
Condition: Inscription on the flyleaf and faded inscription by the previous owner on the title page. Minor stains on few pages, wrinkles, some signs of usage but in very good condition overall.
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