Publications

Publications of the Byzantine Catholic Church

The following publications have been approved and promulgated by the Council of Hierarchs of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church sui juris of Pittsburgh, USA.     

The Divine Liturgies of our Holy Fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the Great (2006, 467 pages; PDF (21 mb))
Text and music for the for the people's parts of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, as promulgated by the Council of Hierarchs on January 6, 2007;  responses and hymns set to Carpathian plainchant.  Additional copies can be purchased from the Byzantine Seminary Press for $15.00. See the errata page for corrections to these volumes.

The Cantor's Companion (111 pages; PDF)
A companion text to The Divine Liturgies of our holy fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the Great (above), to be used by cantors and readers. Contains material on the role of the cantor, preparing for services, and the music in the new Divine Liturgies book, as well as references information such as notated pripivy for Vespers and psalms for use with Communion hymns. Additional copies can be purchased from the Byzantine Seminary Press for $10.00.

The Divine Liturgies of our Holy Fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the Great (audio recording)
This set of seven compact disks was prepared for use with the service book, The Divine Liturgies of our holy fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the Great (above),  and contains professional recordings of most of the music in that book;  they do not represent actual services, but are intended to be "clean" and precise recordings for use by cantors who are learning the melodies.  The individual selections on this CD set are available on the Recorded Music page;  additional complete sets of the compact disk recordings can be purchased from the Byzantine Seminary Press for $25.00.

The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (2010; people's book with music for stichera and prokeimena, 170 pages; people's book with music the ordinary only, 90 pages)
Text and music for the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. See the articles on these new books, and on singing the service for more information.  These book are not available in eletronic form at the present time, but printed copies can be purchased from through the Eparchy of Parma web site. See the errata page for corrections to these volumes.


Contributed materials for use with the official service books

The following files are not official publications.  They  have been prepared by the cantors across the Byzantine Catholic Church and made available to the Metropolitan Cantor Institute in order to assist cantors using the above materials.  They may be downloaded and modified as needed for local use.


Publications of the Metropolitan Cantor Institute

The following publications may be downloaded and printed for private or parish use. (In many cases, local printers and copy shops can print books directed from PDF files.)

Publications for use throughout the year


Publications for Feasts and Minor Fasts


Publications for the Great Fast

Publications for Great and Holy Week


Publications for the Paschal Season


Guidelines for Metropolitan Cantor Institute Publications

The publications of the Metropolitan Cantor Institute are prepared for the use of the faithful of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, and may be downloaded and copied for personal or parish use.