Publications of the Byzantine Catholic Church
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The following publications have been approved and promulgated by the Council of Hierarchs of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church sui juris of Pittsburgh, USA.
Divine Liturgies of our Holy Fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the
(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.
Ordinary Front matter, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom,
prayers before and after Liturgy, anaphora of St. Basil,
Vigil Divine Liturgy
PDF (5.2 mb) Octoechos The Eight Tones for Sunday: stichera at Vespers, troparia,
kontakion, prokeimena, alleluia
PDF (2.6 mb) Pentecostarion From Pascha through the Sunday of All saints PDF (2.9 mb) Triodion From the Sunday of Zacchaeus through Palm Sunday PDF (1.5 mb) Immoveable Feasts From September 1 through August 31 PDF (6.6 mb) Commons Common texts for the various classes of saints,
and for the days of the week
PDF (3.3 mb) Special intentions Texts and music for Divine Liturgies for various special intentions PDF (1.0 mb) Additional material General Moleben, Panachida, hymns, and glossary PDF (1.6 mb)
Cantor's Companion (111
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.
Divine Liturgies of our Holy Fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the
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.
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.
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.
- A complete Table of Contents for the Divine Liturgies book; also available ready for printing on legal size paper. After printing it out, you can fold it in half, trim it, and fit it into place in your copy of the Divine Liturgies book. According to cantor Robert Pipta, who provided it to us: "I carefully used a small drop of super glue to hold the TOC in place in the pew book between pages 2 and 3."
- A supplement for the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, providing the texts and music to be used when the bishop is the celebrant at the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom or Saint Basil the Great. (updated August, 2010)
- A summary
sheet with Glory, Now
and ever as sung before
kontakia at the Divine Liturgy. For days with proper
this reduces the need to flip to the eight tones section of the Divine
Liturgy book just to find the doxologies.
- A collection of bookmarks, inserts or cue sheets, showing how some parishes inform the faithful of which music in the People's Book is to be used.
- Bookmark information for Paschal season and after Pentecost from Saint Thomas Byzantine Catholic Church, Gilbert, Arizona.
- Bookmark file from the Byzantine Catholic Community in Austin, Texas, in Microsoft Word format.
- A seasonal insert from Nativity of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church, Dubois, Pennsylvania, in Microsoft Word format.
- A one-page outline
of the Divine Liturgy from Saint Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic
Church, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in MicroSoft
Word format. Includes musical settings to be used,
pointers to propers for June and July, 2007.
- A set of melodies
for singing psalm verses at Holy Communion. A simple, two-part
melody is provided for each Cherubic Hymn melody; each melody
ends on the pitch that begins the Alleluia refrain. This
three-page document includes instructions for using the melodies, which
were distributed as part of the 2006-2007 Metropoltan Cantor Institute
in Pittsburgh. These melodies can be used with this unofficial reprint
of the Communion psalms from the Cantor's Companion, which have been
pointed to match the psalm verse melodies.
- A four-part harmonization
(SATB, 118 pages) of the responses and hymns of the Divine Liturgy,
keyed to match pages 11-93 of The Divine Liturgies of
our Holy Fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the Great. This
book is prepared in an 8.5 by 11 inch format for choir use, and should
be considered a work in progress. We invite comments and
- The Divine Liturgy in Slavonic, a people's text with English
rubrics, following the order of The Divine Liturgies of
our Holy Fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the Great. This booklet (28 pages,
14 sheets on legal size paper) was prepared by
Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and it intended for use in those parishes celebrating the
Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic, either in whole or in part.
- The Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic, like the above, but containing music (multiple versions, in some cases) for the entire Divine Liturgy. This booklet (40 pages, 10 sheets on legal size paper) is ideal for cantors who sing all or part of the Divine Liturgy in Slavonic.
Thanks for Cantors Robert Pipta, Chuck Galbach, John Reed, Jim Sprinkle, Mark Worhatch, Joseph Ferenchik, and Father Deacon Paul Boboige for providing materials.