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McKees Rocks Youth Compose Prayer Book for the Great Fast

McKees Rocks, PA. The Youth Group of Holy Ghost Church has published a second edition of its special prayer book, entitled Prayer Journey through Great Lent and Holy Week.

The prayer resembles the liturgical prayer used by Byzantine Catholic monastics and clergy. The texts were taken from the Lenten Triodion translated by the Sisters of St. Basil the Great in Uniontown. As in the Triodion, there is a different set of prayers for each day: beginning prayers, a psalm, a hymn for the week taken from Matins, the prayer of St. Ephrem and a prayer from one of the Lenten Hours.

It is intended to provide approximately 10 minutes of prayer each day. The book itself was designed for easy handling (4"x7") and easy reading (moderately large print). The cover features a full-color icon of Christ the Bridegroom.

The project was inspired by Pope John Paul IIs Jubilee Year call to repentance and on his teaching in Orientale Lumen that our spirituality is based on monasticism. Over 10,000 books have already been ordered.

Each prayer book costs $3.50, with quantity discounts available. They may be ordered from Holy Ghost Youth Group, P.O. Box 1036, Moon Township, PA 15108.

 Prayer Journey

for Great Lent and Holy Week

2nd Edition

  • Different prayers day to day and week to week
  • Texts from the Lenten Triodion
  • Approximately 10 minutes of prayer each day
  • Combination of the themes:
    • "Open Wide the Doors to Christ" (Jubilee Year 2000)
    • "Open to us the gates of repentance" (from the Triodion)
  • Over 8,000 favorably received
  • Published and distributed especially for Holy Ghost Youth Group, McKees Rocks, Pa
  • Cost:
    • 1-9 Copies -- $3.75 each (Shipping & Handling included)
    • 10-24 Copies -- $2.75 each (Shipping & Handling will be billed)
    • 25-29 Copies -- $2.50 each (Shipping & Handling will be billed)
    • 50 or more copies --  $2.25 each (Shipping & Handling will be billed)
  • Parishes may call 412-331-3834 to order 10 or more copies
  • All other orders should be mailed with a check to Holy Ghost Youth Group, P.O. Box 1036, Moon Township, PA 15108.



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