Слава Тобі Боже! Glory to You, O God! Δόξα Σοι ο Θεός!
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ —
With the Blessing of His Grace, ANDRIY, Bishop of the Eastern Eparchy, we humbly present the “Cantoring Skills Workshop” for Summer 2014 – Spring, 2015 — a series of lectures, practica and Liturgical Worship that will give participants a deeper understanding of Christian Worship and the Orthodox Faith as practiced in the Eastern Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada — using UOCC Liturgical Texts (in Ukrainian and English) arranged for Kyivan chant and Obikhod melodies.
Each Workshop will begin at 2:00pm with prayer — and end in worship with the Office of Vespers. The opening prayer will be followed by a lecture on a particular aspect of Liturgical Worship, traditions surrounding the Liturgical Year, our responsibilities as active participants in the Glorification of God and the Life of Christ’s Living Church, a short vocal warm-up and the review of texts and musical arrangements. Questions on any aspect of the services covered are welcome and encouraged — the workshops are a wonderful opportunity to discover more about our faith.
A particular focus for this year’s Cantoring Workshop will be: The Divine Liturgy, Lenten (Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, Passia) and Paschal Services.
The Cantoring Skills Workshops will be held on the following Saturdays, starting at 2:00pm:
- Saturday, September 6th, 2014
- Saturday, October 18th, 2014
- Saturday, December 6th, 2014
- Saturday, January 31st, 2015
- Saturday, February 28th, 2015
- Saturday, March 28th, 2015
- Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Demetrius
3338 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Who Should Attend
Everyone! The Workshops are open to all. Musical training and familiarity with musical notation is helpful, but not required. The languages of instruction are English and Ukrainian.
Texts and Materials
The primary source materials for the Cantoring Skills Workshop is the Добрий Пастир молитовник ∞ Good Shepherd Prayer Book, available at church kiosks or through the Consistory Church Goods Store:
9 St. John’s Avenue
Canada R2W 1G8
The remaining Workshop materials will be made available online.