Online Liturgical Guide
|Divine Liturgy Variables|
|Great Vespers for Pentecost|
|Litia/Artoklasia for Pentecost|
|Orthros for Pentecost|
|Abbreviated Rubrics for Pentecost|
|Divine Liturgy Variables for Pentecost|
|Kneeling Vespers for Pentecost (Sunday night)|
|Orthros for Holy Spirit Monday|
|Divine Liturgy Variables for Holy Spirit Monday|
Corrections and Additions
Notice of corrections between the printed 2015 Liturgical Guide and the Online Liturgical Guide will be posted here.
**The Liturgical Texts of the Online Liturgical Guide now utilize prosomia ("model hymns") as set by Holy Transfiguration Monastery of Brookline, Mass. Chanters can take the verses marked with asterisks and set them to the music syllable by syllable. Click the links either for books either with lyrics or without lyrics.
**In 2015, the Great Feast of the Ascension falls on May 21, which is also the day of commemoration of Ss. Constantine and Helen. The Typikon prescribes that we celebrate them together. The Liturgical Texts reflect this combination.
**The Diocese of Los Angeles and the West has published an exhaustive Service Texts section. It includes word-for-word texts of the Divine Services (Vespers, Orthros, Divine Liturgy Variables, etc.) for Great Feasts, Diocesan Patronal Feasts, Great Lent and more. The Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America has also published extensive liturgical resources for clergy and chanters.
**A practice for Orthros: the Typikon prescribes that, when the theotokion for the tone of the week is not used at the Apolytikia, it replaces the theotokion in the first Kathisma in Orthros. Starting in July 2014, the Antiochian Archdiocese will begin to follow this practice.
About the Online Liturgical Guide
- Introduction to the Updated Online Liturgical Guide from Archpriest Thomas Zain, Archdiocese Vicar-General
- Sunday Orthros and Divine Liturgy Variables in Arabic and English from St. George Church of Cicero, IL
- Order the 2015 Printed Liturgical Guide
- Department of Liturgics and Translations Homepage
The Service Texts are posted in Rich Text Format (RTF) that can be used in any word-processing software for making booklets, as well as the traditional Portable Document Format (PDF). If you find any typos or have any questions regarding the Service Texts, do not hesitate to email Subdeacon Peter Samore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portions of the Archdiocesan Service Texts include texts from The Menaion, The Great Horologion, The Pentecostarion, and The Psalter of the Seventy, which are Copyright © Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Brookline, Massachusetts, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. These works may not be further reproduced, beyond printing out a single copy for personal non-commercial use, without the prior written authorization of Holy Transfiguration Monastery.