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Online Liturgical Guide


April 12, 2015

Paschal Office

April 19, 2015

Great Vespers
Divine Liturgy Variables
Abbreviated Rubrics

April 26, 2015

Great Vespers
Divine Liturgy Variables



Notice of corrections between the printed 2015 Liturgical Guide and the Online Liturgical Guide will be posted here.

**So that parishes can plan their schedules well in advance, His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH has issued instructions for offering the divine services from the Meeting (Presentation) of our Lord, to Great Lent and the Annunciation (REVISED MARCH 14, 2015; READ THEM CAREFULLY), to Holy Week, Pascha and Bright Season, 2015. Also, please read this pertinent introduction from Archpriest Thomas Zain, Archdiocesan Vicar General.

**We have provided Liturgical Texts for Lenten Sunday Vespers as a convenience for parishes hosting these services in Pan-Orthodox gatherings.

**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.



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

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.