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 (in PDF format) 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.



Our 29th Annual SMI & 3rd Annual YMM Program at Antiochian Village:
July 23-27, 2014
Theme: Pascha
Keynote Speaker: His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY

We recently, celebrated PASCHA, the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, who is The Christ, and we look forward to celebrating it again at the Village, at our next SMI in July, when the Theme will be all about Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ. Click here for the Registration Form.  It is a fillable form; so fill it out before printing it, and sending it in.  Click here for the Schedule.  (You may have to rotate the view to see it upright.)

Also, NEW THIS YEAR, is the Adult Scholarship Form.  We will be awarding 4 scholarships, based on need, to help someone come to the SMI who may not otherwise be able to afford it.  Please download the form, and follow the instructions for consideration.  Application deadline is June 1st.

For the Youth Music Ministry Program (YMM), for those 14-18 years old, click here for the YMM Application Form and the Parental Consent FormThe YMM Application DEADLINE is June 1st.



 Click here for the YouTube videos of the 2013 SMI lectures and concerts.


ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!! The Sacred Music Institute is thrilled to announce the establishment of the new Sacred Music Byzantine Choir under the direction of Rassem El Massih and Charlie Marge. The choir is geared towards singers with experience in Byzantine music. The music will be sent out in advance and like the 4-Part Chamber Choir, participants are expected to know the music prior to the first rehearsal which will be on Wednesday, July 23rd at 2:00PM. For more information and to sign up, please contact Ruth Rutledge at olordicry@gmail.com. This is going to be amazing...another first for the Department of Sacred Music!!!  Have a blessed day!


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.



...that we have all the music you need for Ss. Peter and Paul? Go to www.antiochian.org/music/library, and scroll down to section S, for Ss. Peter and Paul. 

Happy Feast of our blessed Antiochian Saints.


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.

Christopher Holwey

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Contact Information

Christopher Holwey, Chairman

Please let me know how I may help you in your parish to make your liturgical experience the best that it can be, to the glory of our God.


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