The Kyiv-Pechersk Triodion of 1640 as One of Sources for the Liturgical Statute of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

The author gives a description of one of the most original sources of the Byzantine-Ukrainian liturgical tradition,the XVII-century Lenten Triodion, published in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. He considers the features of this book in comparison with other similar sources, emphasizing three elements, namely statutory readings, which are today no longer in practice; the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts and the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete. The author also demonstrateshow Rev. Isidor Dolnytsky, one of the most professional Ukrainian liturgists, used this Triodion as one of the sources for his Typikon, and considers what influence this has on the further development of the liturgical rite in the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.