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May 21, 2015 Ascension & Ss. Constantine and Helen

Great Vespers
Festal Orthros
Divine Liturgy Variables

May 24, 2015

Great Vespers
Abbreviated Rubrics
Divine Liturgy Variables

May 31, 2015

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)

June 1, 2015

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

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.