Thursday, December 15, 2016

Liturgical Calendar for 2017

IMPORTANT Message about the St. John of Kronstadt Press (SJKP) English language Orthodox Liturgical Calendar for 2017

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Dan Everiss

Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 12:31 AM

From: Daniel Olson <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:09 PM
Subject: Liturgical Calendar for 2017
+ Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called

Dear Friends,

On 28 September 2016, Protopriest Gregory Williams, who for many years ran the St. John of Kronstadt Press (SJKP), suddenly reposed in the Lord at his home in Tennessee. This unexpected development has resulted in various uncertainties regarding the future of the SJKP and its various publications, including The Liturgical Calendar, which has been published annually in spiral-bound book format since 2001.

A few days before Fr. Gregory’s repose, the final technical review of the draft of The Liturgical Calendar for 2017 was completed; but Fr. Gregory was called from this life before he could accomplish the necessary formatting, printing and distribution of that edition. Without Fr. Gregory’s indispensable contribution, it will not be feasible to publish The Liturgical Calendar for 2017 in book format.

However, since The Liturgical Calendar for 2017 does exist in electronic format, it is my intention to make it available during the coming year, free of charge, to all interested persons. My plan is to forward it to subscribers via e-mail in the format of a portable document file (PDF), with each month to be sent out separately. This will enable recipients to print out each month, which may then be maintained in a looseleaf binder for easy reference. If desired, only select portions need be printed.

In order to accomplish this important task, I am requesting that all who are interested in receiving The Liturgical Calendar for 2017 send me an e-mail with their name and e-mail address. Upon receiving this information, I will acknowledge receipt via e-mail. 

It is my hope to send out the first file, for January 2017, before the end of December 2016 (new style). Other months should then follow in sequence.

Unfortunately, I do not have available to me a list of prior subscribers. Therefore, I ask that you assist me by disseminating this information to other persons who may be interested in receiving The Liturgical Calendar by electronic means.

All requests to receive The Liturgical Calendar for 2017 need to be sent to the following e-mail address:

Related correspondence may also be sent to the same e-mail address.

Please pray for the response of the soul of the servant of God, the ever-memorable Protopriest Gregory, whose invaluable labors in publishing numerous Orthodox materials over many years have greatly  benefited the English-speaking Orthodox world.

And please also remember in your prayers Fr. Gregory’s widow, the handmaiden of God, Matushka Anastasia, during this difficult time of bereavement.

Faithfully yours in Christ,

Daniel Olson

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