"Liturgical services are not one of the 'aspects' of the Church; they express its very essence, are its breath, its heartbeat, its constant self-revelation."
--Fr. Alexander Schmemann
"During the dark ages of Orthodox Theology, our Church survived because of the richness of her liturgical life. If you understand our various liturgical services, you will understand the whole theology of the Orthodox Church. While others talk about liturgical poverty and liturgical renewal, as Orthodox, we must concentrate our efforts on liturgical understanding."
--An Orthodox Hierarch
The communal worship of the parishes of our Archdiocese depends on the labors of our bishops and clergy, and of the dedicated work of multiple departments and organizations.
"Authentic Church Music," by Fr. John Finley
"St. Romanos the Melodist," by Michael G. Farrow, PhD
"Volunteerism or Stewardship," by Christopher Holwey
"The Ministry of Church Singers," by His Grace Bishop Basil
"Church Reading: A Vital Church Ministry," by Sergius Halvorsen
"Worship and Sacraments," by Bishop Kallistos Ware
"The Holies for the Holy: An Overview of the Divine Liturgy," by Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky
Liturgical Resources from the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West: Under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Joseph, the diocese provides authoritative liturgical information online, including liturgical colors, altar server guides, service texts, a pronunciation guide and more.
Liturgical Resources from the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America: The St. Raphael Clergy Brotherhood of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America provides various resources for priests, deacons and cantors.
Byzantine Chant: Notated music and recordings
Antiochian Archdiocese Bookstore: Service and music books
Pan Orthodox Resources
Podcasts and Audio
Glory to Thee: A Chanter’s Workshop, by Dr. Stephen Kouri
Singing the Triumphal Hymn, by Fr. John Finley
Worship in Spirit and Truth, by Dr. Demetrios Katos
Icons in Sound, by Dr. Vladimir Morosan
Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Philip: professionally produced recording from the Nativity Liturgy in 2007 at St. Nicholas Cathedral of Brooklyn, New York
Prayer and Devotional
Daily Meditations from Dynamis: Reflections on the daily Scripture readings from the Church’s lectionary
Conciliar Press provides a wide range of icons and prayer supplies, as well as Scripture study and worship books