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.

Read the Metropolitan's Letter
regarding Choir & Chanter Appreciation Sunday


We are now preparing for this year's SMIs, both west and east coast.

The West Coast SMI will be February 5-8,
and will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, Orinda, CA. 
DOWNLOAD FLYER      Registration Form (fill in directly)

Plus, our 30th Anniversary SMI will be held July 8-12 at the Antiochian Village.
There will be quite a gala celebration, which you won't want to miss.

We also present to you the following videos from SMI 2014 for you to enjoy, in case you'd like to reminesce, or missed them all together.  Please click on the following YouTube links.

To start with, here are four videos 
   Emily Lowe:  The Glory of Pascha    
   Mareena Boosamra Ball:   Choral Formation  
   Fr. John Finley:  Sacred Foods of Pascha  
   Bishop ANTHONYPart 1 of his Lecture on Pascha
   Bishop ANTHONYPart 2 of his Lecture on Pascha
   YMM Concert:   Pascha music





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




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

Sacred Music Highlights

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.


Recent Sacred Music Library Updates

  • 1/23/15

    Special melody for the Kontakion sung on February 1st.  UPDATED, 1/23/15.

  • 1/12/15

    Divine Liturgy music for January 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns. Updated 1/12/15.

  • 11/27/14

    Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

  • 11/27/14

    Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

  • 11/27/14

    Sung during the Divine Liturgy.

  • 11/27/14

    Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

  • 11/27/14

    This hymn is usually said by the bishop during Vespers, but may be sung, if desired.

  • 11/27/14

    The Beatitudes is sung in the Slavic tradition during the Little Entrance.

  • 11/27/14

    This hymn is sung during the Paschal season, instead of It It Truly Meet.

  • 11/27/14

    This hymn may be sung during the Paschal season, after any of the services, as a paraliturgical hymn.  NOTE: The Andante section in the MIDI does not reflect that it should slow down at that point.