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.
A Blessed Feast of the Ascension of our Lord!
Please note that the following is the correct translation for the Troparion of this Feast:
Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God, and gladdened thy Disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit, making them confident through the blessing that thou art the Son of God, and Deliverer of the world.
SACRED MUSIC INSTITUTE:
The Sacred Music Institute at the Antiochian Village this past July was a great success, focusing on the theme of The Nativity of Christ. God bless all of you who helped to make it such a great week, not only with the adults, but with the teens as well in our first Youth Music Ministry Program. Please see the article on the website at: http://www.antiochian.org... - or check it out in the next issue of THE WORD.
SAVE THE DATE
We are now preparing to host our 28th Annual Sacred Music Institute at the Antiochian Village from July 10-14, 2013. The theme will continue on with "The Passion of Christ: A Journey Through Holy Week," and will also include our amazing Youth Music Ministry Program.
The AGENDA and Registration Forms are now available: 2013 SMI AGENDA, 2013 SMI Registration, YMM Application Form, YMM Parental Consent Form. Regarding the YMM Program, applicants must be 14-18 years of age, and those 14 & 15 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone.
If you have any questions, please write to us, using the contact information on this page.
Auditions are now being accepted for the SMI Chamber Choir. Please click here for more information on the Chamber Choir.
Also, we are announcing our Young Conductor Apprentice Program for those between 15 and 25 who desire to learn how to direct a church choir This will be a part of our Youth Music Ministry Program at the SMI. Please click here to see the flyer regarding this Program.
DID YOU KNOW ...
... that during this Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, instead of "O heavenly King," we say the Troparion of the Ascension, and then continue on in the Trisagion Prayers with "Holy God..."! Even before the Divine Liturgy begins, the priest will say, "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God,..." instead of "O heavenly King." The latter will return to us on the Feast of Pentecost, June 23rd.
If we can help you in any way, please let us know. The contact information is in the right column.