The Lenten Triodion and Pentecostarion - Supplementary Texts - PDF
These Texts are additional texts which appear in none of the published English editions:
The 9th Ode of the 3rd Canon of Matins on Cheesefare Friday
The Canon to the Holy Prophets for Compline on the Evening of the 1st Sunday of the Great Fast
The Canon of the Holy Spirit for Compline On The Evening Of Pentecost
The Triodia of the Venerable Joseph
Be it known that in the early printed versions of the Pentecostarion these triodia were appointed to be chanted at the divine liturgy. The Greeks, however, chant them at compline in conjunction with the appropriate canon to the Theotokos, while at the liturgy they chant the odes of the festal canons, distributing them among the days of the week. Therefore, following the Greek text, from which the Slavonic Pentecostarion has been translated and against which it has been corrected, we have not placed these triodia within the context of the Pentecostarion itself, so as not to violate the Greek text, but have placed them instead at the end of the book, to facilitate their chanting during compline in conjunction with the canon of the Theotokos. In this context, the odes of the canon of the Theotokos which coincide with the odes of the triodia are replaced by the corresponding odes of the triodia. At liturgy, the odes of the festal canons are chanted on the Beatitudes, as indicated above.