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DCS News and Updates

01-18-2024

The DCS is updated through April 2024.

Sep thru Dec 2023 services archived here.

Sacraments and Services > DCS Archives > Archive Sep-Dec 2023.

Liturgical Guide 2024

Sacraments and Services > Liturgical Guides > Sundays/Feastdays. Or here.

11-02-2023

The DCS is updated through February 2024.

It is strongly recommended that users refresh/reload the DCS on the apps and and refresh browser window/frames on computers, in order to be sure to get the latest files.

Sep thru Dec 2023 services archived here.

Sacraments and Services > DCS Archives > Archive Sep-Dec 2023.

Liturgical Guide 2024

Sacraments and Services > Liturgical Guides > Sundays/Feastdays. Or here.

10-19-2023

New Feature Alert

There is a new index of the musical scores and audio recording that are currently available in the DCS, for the four principal liturgical sources, Octoechos, Menaion, Triodion, and Pentecostarion. This index will be updated periodically, as new scores and recordings are added. You can find the new index, "Media Lists," on the Sacraments and Services page.

10-16-2023

New Materials Alert

There are new scores in Byzantine notation, Greek and English, for the Great Doxology as well as the Sunday Troparion in the Eight Modes, which can be accessed through the media links preceding the Great Doxology at the end of Matins. These were produced by Georgios Theodoridis, Archon Music Instructor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

09-01-2023

The DCS is updated through December 2023.

It is strongly recommended that users refresh/reload the DCS on the apps and and refresh browser window/frames on computers, in order to be sure to get the latest files.

May thru Aug 2023 services archived here.

Sacraments and Services > DCS Archives > Archive May-Aug 2023.

Liturgical Guide 2024

Sacraments and Services > Liturgical Guides > Sundays/Feastdays. Or here.

08-12-2023

Service Correction Alert

The following corrections have been made affecting Sunday, Aug 13, Divine Liturgy, Variable Parts, and Liturgical Guide:

08-07-2023

Small and Great Paraklesis services

Some folks are having a hard time accessing the pdf files of the Small and Great Paraklesis services. If you are unable to open the files using the links in menu on the DCS, you can use these links:
Small Paraklesis: Greek-English
Small Paraklesis: English
Great Paraklesis: Greek-English
Great Paraklesis: English

08-02-2023

The DCS is updated through October 2023.

New Materials Alert

There are new scores in Byzantine notation, Greek and English, for the Small and Great Paraklesis Supplication services to the Theotokos. These were produced by Georgios Theodoridis, Archon Music Instructor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The painstaking work of reviewing and updating of the English translation of the hymns for Sunday Matins has been completed. Scores are available in both staff and Byzantine notations. Also new audio recordings of these hymns are available for the first six modes, to assist church singers in the arduous task of learning the new material. The rest will be added soon.
The new updated translation of the hymns of the Eleven Eothina (Exaposteilaria, Theotokia, and Doxastica) has also been completed. The new texts will begin appearing in August. Scores in both notations and audio recordings will be added as they become available.

07-10-2023

New Materials Alert

The review and updating of the English translation of the hymns for Sunday Matins of Grave Mode has been completed, with new musical scores. The first instance of this will be on Sunday, July 30.

07-01-2023

New Materials Alert

There is a new translation and score for the Lauds Glory of the Sunday of the Holy Fathers. The first instance of this will be on July 16 at Sunday Matins.
The review and updating of the English translation of the hymns for Sunday Matins of Mode pl. 2 has been completed, with new musical scores. The first instance of this will be on Sunday, July 23.

06-24-2023

New Octoechos Texts and Music

The review and updating of the English translation of the hymns for Sunday Matins of Mode pl. 1 has been completed, with new musical scores. The first instance of this will be on Sunday, July 16. With God's help, we are on track to complete the review and rescoring of the rest of Sunday Matins by the end of July.

06-16-2023

New Octoechos Texts and Music

The review and updating of the English translation of the hymns for Sunday Matins of Mode 4 has been completed, with new musical scores. We hope to produce new audio recordings, to help church singers learn the new music.

06-12-2023

New Octoechos Texts and Music

The review and updating of the English translation of the hymns for Sunday Matins of Modes 1, 2, and 3 has been completed, with new musical scores. The new texts will begin appearing on Sunday, June 18. We hope to produce new audio recordings, to help church singers learn the new music.

05-16-2023

The DCS is updated through August 2023.

New Octoechos Texts and Music

The new English translation and musical scores of Octoechos resurrectional hymns for Saturday evening Vespers has been completed and included in this update. The older scores are appended to the new scores.

04-19-2023

New Materials Alert

A new English translation and musical scores of Octoechos resurrectional hymns for Saturday evening Vespers, Mode pl. 1, will begin to appear in the services beginning in Bright Week. The older scores are appended to the new scores.

04-12-2023

HOLY UNCTION.

Texts and music for Holy Unction are available on the DCS, Holy Wednesday, April 12.

Sacraments and Services > Sacraments > Unction.
For the Greek/English text click here.

04-05-2023

The DCS is updated through June 2023.

New Materials Alert

Metered canons for the following:
Other Metered Canons for this period

New Octoechos Texts and Music

A new English translation and musical scores of Octoechos resurrectional hymns for Saturday evening Vespers, Modes 1 - 4, will begin to appear in the services beginning in Bright Week. The texts and scores of the rest of the Modes will be posted as they become available. The older scores are appended to the new scores.

03-24-2023

New Materials Alert

The text of the Doxoloxy service for the Greek Revolution has been inserted at the end of the Liturgy files of March 25.

02-28-2023

Service Correction Alert

The files of the service of D. Liturgy on Sunday, Mar 26, had an error in the rubrics and content. The corrected order, as indicated in the Hemerologion, is to sing the Antiphons of Sunday. The files have been corrected and uploaded.

02-13-2023

New Materials Alert

A new English translation of the hymns from the Octoechos for Saturday evening Vespers in the eight modes is in the works. This is an ongoing project. Modes 1 - 4 have been tentatively completed. The texts and scores of the rest of the Modes will be posted as they become available. The plan is to begin integrating the new texts and music in the dated services during Holy Week, Easter, and Bright Week, 2023. The older scores will be appended to the new scores. In the mean time, we will post the new texts and scores of each mode, as each set becomes available. Links to these files are available on the DCS: Sacraments and Services > Octoechos > New Saturday Evening Vespers.

01-21-2023

The DCS is updated through April 2023.

New Materials Alert

A new and improved translation of the Mode 3 Kathisma, "Tin Oraiotita," has replaced what was known as "Seeing how beautiful." The first instance of this will be on Feb. 19 at Sunday Matins. It will also appear as the final hymn at the Salutations services on the Fridays of Lent. An new score is provided, with the previous version attached.

12-20-2022

Service Correction Alert

The files of the service of Matins on Saturday, Dec 24, had an error in the rubrics and order. The corrected order, as indicated in the Hemerologion, is to sing Lauds and the Great Doxology. The files have been corrected and uploaded.

11-17-2022

The DCS is updated through February 2023.

Liturgical Guide 2023

Sacraments and Services > Liturgical Guides > Sundays/Feastdays. Or here.

Sep thru Dec 2022 services archived here.


11-12-2022

Service Changes Alert

Following the decision of Holy Eparchial Synod on Nov. 10, the specific petitions related to the coronavirus pandemic have been removed from the services.

10-31-2022

New Materials Alert

The services for Nov 2 (Sts. Acindynos, Pegasios, Aphthonios, Elpidophoros, and Anempodistos) have been updated and made festal, in honor of Archbishop Elpidophoros.

09-22-2022

The DCS is updated through December.


08-02-2022

The DCS is updated through October.

New Materials Alert

Metered canons for the following:

Liturgical Guide 2023

Sacraments and Services > Liturgical Guides > Sundays/Feastdays. Or here.

07-31-2022

New Translation Alerts


06-21-2022

The DCS is updated through September.

May thru Aug services archived here.


05-20-2022

The DCS is updated through August.

New Materials Alert


04-16-2022

New Translation Alerts


03-31-2022

The DCS is updated through June.

Jan and Feb services archived here.

New Translation Alerts


01-28-2022

Modifications were made to the services.

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