Sacred Music
Akolouthia of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn
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St. Raphael (Hawaweeny) was the first Orthodox bishop ever consecrated in America. He came to this land in 1895 and poured out his apostolic life as a missionary bishop, establishing more than thirty parishes, gathering the lost sheep in America, and preaching the Gospel. He reposed in 1915, and was glorified as a saint by the church in 2000. He is a mighty patron of Orthodox Christianity in America, and this magnificent Akolouthia is chanted by one of his most devoted servants in America.

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Akolouthia of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn: $10.00
Byzantine Chant Training (Orthros)
Bishop Basil (Essey)
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Byzantine Chant Training - Orthros  is the second in a series of chant training by Bishop Basil. This audio, virtually twice as long as the Vespers chant training audio, covers most of the standard hymnody of Orthros. 

How this audio came to be…  Many years ago a young man upon being ordained into the Holy Orthodox Priesthood found himself with the tremendous blessing and daunting task of leading the people of God pastorally as well as in the divine services. One of the great early challenges, among many, was learning how to proficiently chant according to the ancient traditions and tones of the Church. It was because of this that Bishop Basil lovingly created these audio recordings and provided this young priest with a model and training sessions of how to properly chant for the Church and Her Services. The following are those same exact audio files - recorded in a bathroom! These have been digitally enhanced and are now offered to you by Patristic Nectar Publications. Our hope is that others who find themselves in a similar circumstance or simply with the desire to learn have available to them an exceptional model and training resource. May these be richly edifying for those who seek to learn how to chant.

Bishop Basil of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America (Antiochian Archdiocese) is one of the premier liturgists in the contemporary Orthodox world. He is a former instructor of Byzantine Chant at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary where a Chair of Byzantine Liturgical Music was established in his name in 2010. He is also the author of The Liturgikon: The Book of Divine Services for the Priest and Deacon published originally in 1989, now in its 3rd edition, and considered by many to be the premier Ieratikon in the English language. He himself has composed and/or arranged numerous Byzantine music settings in his Contemporary Byzantine Music project.

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All 26 Tracks: $15.00
Byzantine Chant Training (Vespers)
Bishop Basil (Essey)
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Byzantine Chant Training - Vespers  is the first in a series of chant training by Bishop Basil. This audio covers most of the standard hymnody of Vespers.

How this audio came to be…  Many years ago a young man upon being ordained into the Holy Orthodox Priesthood found himself with the tremendous blessing and daunting task of leading the people of God pastorally as well as in the divine services. One of the great early challenges, among many, was learning how to proficiently chant according to the ancient traditions and tones of the Church. It was because of this that Bishop Basil lovingly created these audio recordings and provided this young priest with a model and training sessions of how to properly chant for the Church and Her Services. The following are those same exact audio files. These have been digitally enhanced and are now offered to you by Patristic Nectar Publications. Our hope is that others who find themselves in a similar circumstance or simply with the desire to learn have available to them an exceptional model and training resource. May these be richly edifying for those who seek to learn how to chant.

Bishop Basil of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America (Antiochian Archdiocese) is one of the premier liturgists in the contemporary Orthodox world. He is a former instructor of Byzantine Chant at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary where a Chair of Byzantine Liturgical Music was established in his name in 2010. He is also the author of The Liturgikon: The Book of Divine Services for the Priest and Deacon published originally in 1989, now in its 3rd edition, and considered by many to be the premier Ieratikon in the English language. He himself has composed and/or arranged numerous Byzantine music settings in his Contemporary Byzantine Music project.

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All 17 Tracks: $7.00
Live! The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
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This Divine Liturgy audio entitled "Live! The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom" is an offering in song to the Lord God by the St. Andrew Parish Choirs on the occasion of the parish's 25th anniversary. This audio contains selections from a broad repertoire of Orthodox liturgical music used in their services which reflects the cosmopolitan nature of the St. Andrew parish community. The Divine Liturgy in this offering is sung by all three of their parish choirs: adult, teen and children. The Liturgy is concelebrated by the parish's pastor and protodeacon: Father Josiah Trenham and Protodeacon Elie Khoury. All proceeds from this audio will go to the St. Andrew alms fund for charity.

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Live! The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: $20.00
Sacred Psalmody
Chanters’ Choir of St. Andrew Orthodox Church
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The sacred psalter has long been the central prayer book of the Church, and the heart of Her liturgical services. Here we have a collection of commonly sung Psalms performed by chanters of St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Riverside, California. Each psalm is given a brief theological introduction by Fr. Josiah Trenham. We hope that this recording will provide pleasure to your ears, and enable you to more actively participate in the holy services, while manifesting to you the depth and wisdom of these sacred prayers.

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Sacred Psalmody: $10.00
Teen Choir Manuals
Mrs. Regina Roum and Mrs. Elizabeth Beck
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The Teen Choir Director’s Manual is a practical guide designed to provide the necessary instruction for parish choir directors to launch and maintain a youth choir, and also for augmenting youth choir resources at parishes where youth choirs have already been established.  The manual includes tips for choir rehearsals, working with youth at various skill levels and more – the essentials for developing a strong youth choir.  The Teen Choir Manual accompanies the director’s manual and includes music arrangements, a music glossary, and basic conducting skills and patterns.

From the Preface by Archpriest Josiah Trenham:

"I have been richly blessed to pastor for many years a parish that is replete with devoted worshippers of the Holy Trinity and talented choir directors and singers. Over the years our choir directors have labored in love to nurture the teens and pre-teens of the parish in church singing, with the deep conviction that not only is it essential for the spiritual development of young people to have the sacred hymns of the church coursing through their hearts, minds and lips, but that it is also a significant key to church growth and evangelization…”

Purchase includes unlimited reproduction rights at the purchasing parish for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a teen choir.

Proceeds benefit the Sacred Music Institute’s YMM (Youth Music Ministry).

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Director and Student Manuals (Two Vol. Set): $100.00
The Byzantine Hymnody of the Great Feast of the Holy Dormition of the Theotokos chanted in English and Arabic
Dr. Sam Cohlmia
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Dr. Cohlmia, the chanter for this hymnody, is a board-certified ophthalmologist in Wichita, Kansas (1997-present), and has been a faithful member of the Antiochian Orthodox Church since birth. Dr. Cohlmia was born in Beirut, Lebanon and emigrated to the United States at the age of 15 where he obtained his collegiate and doctoral education. He is the Protopsaltis of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America (2006-present). He also serves on the Archdiocesan Department of Liturgics and translation, aiding in the translation of the Arabic and Greek Typika in order to arrange the English as well as the bilingual (English-Arabic) weekly and festal liturgical notes.

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Introduction + 15 tracks: $10.00

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