…Тобі слава подобає, Отцю, і Сину, і Святому Духові, нині, і повсякчас, і на віки віків. Амінь.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Music preparation is ongoing, with a view to reconciling, as much as is possible, the Kyivan or Obikhod melodies with the text of the Добрий Пастир ∞ The Good Shepherd UOCC prayer book — and adding elements for accessibility and comprehension like transliteration and translation.
While these materials are being reviewed and final formats agreed upon, please find provisional music notes for Vespers and from the Funeral Rite of a Layman on the newly activated Music page. These will be replaced with updated files to reflect ongoing changes and improvements — update information will be posted on this site and on pastyr.ca’s facebook page:
Дорогі у Христі Ісусі браття і сестри — Слава Ісусу Христу! Слава на віки Богу.
Links to Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada parishes with websites have been added on the newly-created Parishes page. Those parishes in the Eastern Eparchy which do not currently have an online presence, have been listed together with their location on Google maps.
The Prokeimen and Alleluia Verses formatted for 5″x3″ index cards have been expanded to include corresponding verses from the General Menaion.
Please listen to отець Богдан Гладьо discuss the upcoming Eastern Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) Cantoring Skills Workshops, beginning Saturday, September 7th, 2013. More information, including workshop schedule, location, course materials and recommended reading, will be posted very shortly.
Співайте Богові нашому, співайте, співайте Цареві нашому, співайте! Sing praises to our God, sing praises. Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
The Resurrectional Prokeimens and Alleluia Verses of the weekly cycle of 8 tones (in both Ukrainian and English) in a print-friendly 3″x5″ (index card) format have just been added to the Liturgical Texts page. The font used for the verses is large (14pt) for legibility, and the Ukrainian text includes stress marks as an aid to pronunciation.
Text source: the new edition of the Добрий Пастир молитовник ∞ Good Shepherd prayer book, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC): Winnipeg, 2013