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Liturgical Resources

"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 Official Approved Liturgical Resources for the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West

Hierarchical Authorization: His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH’s blessing and approval for this body of work to be used in all Holy and Divine Services throughout the Diocese.

Dismissals: Proper commemorations of days, feasts, saints and seasons throughout the year, as recited by the Bishop or Priest in the Dismissal Prayer of each service.

Hierarchical Services: Structures of services when the Bishop is celebrating or presiding.

Sunday Liturgical Chart: A listing of all Epistle and Gospel readings—and colors for vestments worn by the clergy—for each Sunday of the year.

Liturgical Colors: A weekly and seasonal guide for the colors of vestments worn by the clergy.

Altar Server Guides: The Diocese’s definitive guide for altar servers as they participate in the Divine Liturgy.

Service Texts: Authoritative word-for-word texts of the Divine Services (Vespers, Orthros, Divine Liturgy Variables, etc.) for weekends, Great Feasts, Diocesan Patronal Feasts, Great Lent and more.

Music: Sheet music in Western notation for certain hymns as used in our Divine Services.

Synaxarion: An exhaustive listing of saints for every day of the Church year, as found in the Antiochian Archdiocese’s Liturgikon.

Pronunciation Guide: Pronunciations for names of saints that can be challenging.

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The Diocese of Los Angeles and the West is a diocese of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.


Website Updates
SERVICE TEXTS ADDITION

The Service Texts for Daily Vespers and Divine Liturgy Variables have been posted for American Thanksgiving, November 27.

Diocesan Enthronement Gala Information Posted

The information relating to the Diocesan Enthronement Gala for His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph has been posted.



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