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"Liturgical services are not one of the 'aspects' of the Church; they express its very essence, are its breath, its heartbeat, its constant self-revelation."  

--Fr. Alexander Schmemann

"During the dark ages of Orthodox Theology, our Church survived because of the richness of her liturgical life. If you understand our various liturgical services, you will understand the whole theology of the Orthodox Church. While others talk about liturgical poverty and liturgical renewal, as Orthodox, we must concentrate our efforts on liturgical understanding."  

--An Orthodox Hierarch

The communal worship of the parishes of our Archdiocese depends on the labors of our bishops and clergy, and of the dedicated work of multiple departments and organizations.


"Authentic Church Music," by Fr. John Finley 

"St. Romanos the Melodist," by Michael G. Farrow, PhD 

"Volunteerism or Stewardship," by Christopher Holwey 

"The Ministry of Church Singers," by His Grace Bishop Basil 

 "Worship and Sacraments," by Bishop Kallistos Ware

"The Holies for the Holy: An Overview of the Divine Liturgy," by Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky

Diocesan Resources

2013 Liturgical Guide

The Liturgikon (2010 Edition)

Liturgical Resources from the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic

Liturgical Resources from the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West: Under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Joseph, the diocese provides authoritative liturgical information online, including liturgical colors, altar server guides, service texts, a pronunciation guide and more.

Liturgical Resources from the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest

Liturgical Resources from the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America: The St. Raphael Clergy Brotherhood of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America provides various resources for priests, deacons and cantors.

Music Resources

Sacred Music Institute, 2013

Byzantine Chant:  Notated music and recordings 

Antiochian Archdiocese Bookstore: Service and music books 

Ancient Faith Radio

Orthodox Christian Network

 Pan Orthodox Resources

Liturgical Books from the Greek Archdiocese

The Divine Liturgies Music Project

Orthodox Liturgical Texts and Resources

Monachos Liturgical Resources

Podcasts and Audio

Glory to Thee: A Chanter’s Workshop, by Dr. Stephen Kouri 

Singing the Triumphal Hymn, by Fr. John Finley 

The Chanter’s Stand 

Worship in Spirit and Truth, by Dr. Demetrios Katos 

Icons in Sound, by Dr. Vladimir Morosan 

Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Philip: professionally produced recording from the Nativity Liturgy in 2007 at St. Nicholas Cathedral of Brooklyn, New York

Liturgical Music from The Orthodox Marketplace

 Prayer and Devotional

Prayers for Orthodox Christians 

Daily Meditations from Dynamis: Reflections on the daily Scripture readings from the Church’s lectionary 

Akathist to the Mother of God, Softener of Evil Hearts

Ancient Faith Press provides a wide range of icons and prayer supplies, as well as Scripture study and worship books

Hear Me: A Prayerbook for Orthodox Teens