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.
CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!
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.
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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.
Registration Forms are now available: 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 Orthros (Matins), during this Paschal season, where it says in the red Service Book to do "Christ is risen" instead of "Glory to God in the highest..." and "O Lord, thou shalt open my lips...", this is INCORRECT! Actually, according to Fr. Ed Hughes, chairman of the Dept. of Liturgics and Translations, we do BOTH. First, we are to chant quickly "Christ is risen" 3 times, then continue with the usual "Glory to God in the highest..." and "O Lord, thou shalt open my lips..."
Enjoy the Feast, and as the Hypakoe says, "Behold the grave wrappings, make haste and declare to the world that the Lord is risen, and hath caused death to die, for He is the Son of God, the Saviour of the world."
If we can help you in any way, please let us know. The contact information is in the right column.