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The mission of the Diocesan Apostolate For Liturgical Music and Publications is to provide the necessary resources and support to the Diocesan Hierarch, Clergy and Cantors in matters concerning liturgical translations and music, liturgics, and other matters affecting the liturgical life of the Diocese.
The Diocesan Apostolate For Liturgical Music and Publications oversees the publication of all liturgical service texts and rubrics within the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA. It also promotes the Carpatho-Rusyn Plain Chant congregational singing tradition in the diocese, through cantor training programs and symposiums.

In particular, the Apostolate For Liturgical Music and Publications:

  1. Provides appropriate musical settings of the Carpatho-Rusyn Plain Chant for use in congregational singing and worship.

  2. Publishes service books with Plain Chant music settings for the liturgical offices and festal cycles of the Church.

  3. Provides rubrics and liturgical guidelines for the celebration of the Divine Services according to the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Tradition.

  4. Oversees the liturgical music curriculum at Christ the Saviour SeminaryDevelops Cantor training programs and curriculum.

  5. Provides educational materials on the history and significance of the Carpatho-Rusyn Plain Chant.

  6. Works with the Diocesan Apostolate for Communication and Information technology to provide multi-media instructional materials and recordings of Plain Chant and choral music as sung within the diocese..


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 41:4-14

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 17:1-9

Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 15:20-16:9

Theophylact the Confessor, Bishop of Nicomedia; Hermas the Apostle of the 70; Paul the Confessor; Dometios the Righteous; Felix of Burgundy, Enlightener of East Anglia

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