Please note: The Sacred Music News section has been moved to its own subpage. You may access it via the links in the department sidebar on the right, or directly at www.antiochian.org/music/news.
Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Department of Sacred Music is to provide leadership to the parishes of the Archdiocese, drawing from the talents of the faithful in order to serve in these ways: publishing music, organizing workshops and seminars, building strong ties of communication throughout the Archdiocese, supporting the work of mission parishes, and providing a positive influence towards the creation of new works of liturgical music for the glory of God and the Holy Orthodox Faith.
Our Department guides our parishes in all areas concerning liturgical music. We have much information here for you and we update these resources regularly. This Sacred Music webpage makes it easy to locate and download the necessary sheet music for feasts and seasons of the Orthodox liturgical year.
Visit this web page often for news and updates as the selection of files for download continues to expand.
DO YOU NEED THE KAZAN MENAION?
As many of you may know, the Kazan Byzantine Menaion Project is out of print, and has been for some time. We have been working on proofing the computerized version, and we now have September, October, November, and December completed. If you are in need of this music, please email me, Christopher Holwey, by clicking on the email link on the right column of this website. We're still working out the specifics, but I'd like to know how many of you are in need of this. Thanks.
SACRED MUSIC INSTITUTE:
This Year's Dates:
The West Coast SMI was held from February 20-23, 2014 at St. Luke Antiochian Orthodox Church, Garden Grove, CA. THANK YOU to everyone who made the West Coast SMI such a great event, so spiritaully rewarding to all who were there, as a great way to begin our Lenten journey this year. God bless you all.
Now we look forward to preparing for Pascha, not only in our daily lives as we go through this Lenten season, but also for our next SMI in July, when the Theme will be all about Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ. Stay tuned for further details on the Schedule and the Registration Form.
Our 29th Annual SMI & 3rd Annual YMM Program at Antiochian Village: July 23-27, 2014. Theme: Pascha.
DID YOU KNOW ...
... that we have many items in our PDF Library for your Lenten needs. Go to: www.antiochian.org/music/..., or click on the box at the top right of this page: Online PDF Library.
You can access them by title, or by clicking on the "Lenten Triodion" link in the Keywords grid at the top. There is music there for
the Akathist service,
The Great Canon of St. Andrew for each day and combined,
and for each Sunday during Lent, including
the Post-Gospel Hymns for the Triodion: Open to me the doors of repentance, and
The Great Moses, sung on Holy Friday night.
We also have available for purchase from the Archdiocese the complete service and music for The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (for Wednesday night), and The Akathist Hymn (for Friday night).
If you can't find something, please let us know by emailing Christopher Holwey (the link is in the right column).
If we can help you in any way, please let us know. The contact information is in the right column.