Resources

Live Liturgical Services

The best way to learn the liturgy is to take part in in - preferably in several different environments (parish, cathedral, and monstery; different chant traditions, etc.). Live-streamed liturgies can help make this possible, and are also useful when for special reasons (such as an epidemic) it is not possible to attend in person.

Live Liturgy - Orthodox and Eastern Catholic liturgical services

Byzantine Leaflet series

These short and well-done leaflets are available from the Byzantine Seminary Press.

1. Devotion of Byzantine Catholics to the Mother of God (###)
2. Byzantine Easter Traditions: the blessing of Easter foods (April 1976)
3. Byzantine Catholics and the Feast of Pentecost (May 1976)
4. Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us! A short historical sketch of the famous Byzantine icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (August 1976)
5. The traditional Byzantine celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord (December 1976)
6. An Explanation of the Byzantine Rite Liturgical Practice of Observing All Souls Saturdays (####)
7. The Veneration of the Holy Shroud, according the the Byzantine Rite tradition (April 1977)
8. The Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, according the the Byzantine tradition (September 1977)
9. The Byzantine Rite celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord, with the tradition blessing of water and the blessing of homes (December 1977)
10. Mirovanije, the anointing with holy oil: a traditional custom of the Byzantine Rite (February 1978)
11. The Dormition of the most holy Mother of God ("Uspenije" - "Assumption") according to the Byzantine Rite (August 1979)
12. The Blessing of Candles on the Feast of The Presentation of our Lord in the Temple (####)
13. The Great Forty Days Fast / The Great Lent: a traditional custom of the Byzantine Rite (March 1979)
14. The Iconostasis: a characteristic feature of the Byzantine Catholic Church (October 1979)
15. Saint Nicholas, Patron of the Byzantine Catholic Church (December 1979)
16. The Veneration of Icons in the tradition of the Byzantine Rite (February 1980)
17. Palm Sunday, according to the Byzantine Rite tradition (March 1980)
18. Feast of the Holy Transfiguration and the blessing of fruits, according to Byzantine Rite tradition (August 1980)
19. The Divine Liturgy of our father St. John Chrysostom, according to Byzantine Rite tradition (November 1980)
20. The Divine Liturgy of our father St. Basil the Great, according to Byzantine Rite tradition (January 1981)
21. The Holy Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, according to Byzantine Rite tradition (March 1981)
22. The Creed (Symbol of Faiith) according the the Byzantine Rite tradition (September 1981)
23. Prostopinije: the liturgical chant according to the Carpatho-Ruthenian tradition (####)
24. Poklony: the penitential service with prostrations, according the the Byzantine Rite tradition (March 1982)
25. The Veneration of Saint John the Baptist, according to the Byzantine tradition (June 1982)
26. The Apostles of the Slavs: Ss. Cyril and Methodius, co-patrons of Europe (November 1982)
27. Prayers to the blessed Mother of God, according to the Byzantine tradition (####)
28. Spiritual songs according to the Carpatho-Ruthenian tradition (May 1983)
29. Vespers: the evening liturgical prayer, according to the Byzantine Rite tradition (July 1983)
30. The Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, according to the Byzantine Rite tradition (June 1984)
31. Matins: morning services, according to the Byzantine Rite tradition (October 1984)
32. Christian Burial according to the Byzantine Rite tradition (January 1985)
33. Resurrection Services according to the Ruthenian tradition (March 1985)
34. Ss.Cyril and Methodius, the apostles and teachers of the Ruthenian people (May 1985)
35. The Liturgical Year, according to the Byzantine tradition (August 1986)
36. The Immaculate Conception: The Conception of St. Anne, when she received the holy Mother of God, according to the Ruthenian tradition (September 1986)
37. The Holy and Great Thursday, according to the Byzantine tradition (March 1987)
38. The Observance of Sunday, according to the Ruthenian tradition (April 1987)
39. Bishop Theodore G. Romzha: a victim of Soviet persecution (May 1987)
40. Bishop Paul J. Gojdich, OSBM, our valieant confessior of the Faith (July 1987)
41. Bishop Basil Hopko, our "prisoner for the Lord" (October 1987)
42. Bishop Alexander Chira, fearless witness of Christ (January 1988)
43. Bishop Basil Takach: commemorating the 40th anniversary of his death (May 1988)
44. The Feast of the Annuncation of the most holy Mother of God (Byzantine tradition) (March 1989)
45. Strasti: services of the holy Passion of our Lord, according to the Byzantine tradition (April 1989)
46. The Akathistos Hymn of Praise of the Most Holy Mother of God (####)
47. Holy Mysteries: the Sacraments in the tradition of the Byzantine Rite (October 1989)
48. Holy Christening: Baptism according to the practice of the Byzantine Rite (January 1990)
49. Holy Christmation (Confirmation) according to the Byzantine Rite tradition (####)
50. The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, according to the Byzantine Rite tradition (May 1990)
51. Iconography: sacred painting in Subcarpathian Ruthenia (December 1990)
52. The Holy Mystery of Penance (Confession) according to the Byzantine Rite tradition (March 1992)
53. The Holy Eucharist The Mystery of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ (####)
54. The Entrance of the Virgin Mary into the Temple, according to the Byzantine Rite tradition (October 1992)
55. Carpathian miraculous icons: The weeping icon of Mariapovch (December 1992)
56. The Holy Mystery of Matrimony, according to Byzantine Rite practice (####)
57, Anointing of the Sick: the Mystery of the Holy Oil (####)
58. The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, according to the Byzantine Rite (September 1993)
59. Carpathian miraculous icons: The weeping icon of Klokochovo (October 1993)

Academic & Instructional Programs

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Internet-based Mailing Lists

Apps and software

The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma (Ohio) recently released a smartphone app for Apple iOS and Android that includes:

Eastern Christian Publications also has a free Byzantine prayer app for Apple and Android devices, with:

Search for "Eparchy of Parma" and "ECPubs" in the Apple Store or on Google Play. Both are highly recommended.

Sources for Liturgical Books and Music

Ruthenian and Carpatho-Russian Churches:

Websites with Collections of Prostopinije

Websites with Collections of Choral Music

General Music Theory

Liturgical Chant

Liturgical Theology, Texts and Translations

Lives of the Saints

Paraliturgical music

Rusyn History and Culture

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