Welcome to

pastyr.ca

A volunteer-compiled resource for liturgical texts and music as practiced in the Eastern Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, a jurisdiction under the omophorion of the Ecumenical Patriarch.

pastyr.ca

A Brief History

What began as an effort by a small but committed team of volunteers to prepare the Good Shepherd prayer book for publication in 2012-13, grew first into a project to help train future cantors for liturgy — and ultimately evolved into an online source of music & texts on the basis of that work and the foundation it provided.

Featured

Publications

Digital files for download and printing.

TYPIKON

2020 CHURCH TYPICON

In English

A practical guide to the ustav for parishes, describing the Offices of the Byzantine liturgical year. By Fr. Bohdan Hladio.

Betrothal and Crowning

BETROTHAL & CROWNING

In Ukrainian and English

The Rite of Betrothal and Holy Mystery of Crowning or Marriage rites, in Ukrainian and English.

Typika Reader Services

READER SERVICES

In Ukrainian and English

Offices of the Horologion that might be read in the absence of a priest; and when communal worship is not possible.

Typika UA Reader Services

READER SERVICES

In Ukrainian

Offices of the Horologion that might be read in the absence of a priest; and when communal worship is not possible.

Typika EN Reader Services

READER SERVICES

In English

Offices of the Horologion that might be read in the absence of a priest; and when communal worship is not possible.

Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos

AKATHIST

In Ukrainian and English

A Reader Service: the Akathist to the Mother of God when read apart from the Moleben' — and no priest is present.

Paschal Hours

PASCHAL HOURS

In Ukrainian and English

A Reader Service: During Bright Week, these replace Morning and Evening Prayers, the usual Hours and Compline.

Forgiveness V

FORGIVENESS VESPERS

In Ukrainian & English

The office of Vespers with the Ceremony of Mutual Forgiveness, served at the beginning of the Great Fast.

Grt Compline

GREAT COMPLINE (LENTEN)

In Ukrainian & English

Great Compline in the first week of the Great Fast — with the reading of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete.

Canon Monday

GREAT CANON (MON.)

In Ukrainian & English

The Great Penitential Canon of our Father among the Saints Andrew of Crete: Monday of the first week of the Great Fast.

Canon Monday 2020

GREAT CANON (MON.)

In Ukrainian & English

The Great Canon: Monday of the first week of the Great Fast — in B&W with wider margins to keep page count to a minimum.

Canon Tuesday

GREAT CANON (TUE.)

In Ukrainian & English

The Great Penitential Canon of our Father among the Saints Andrew of Crete: Tuesday of the first week of the Great Fast.

Canon Tuesday 2020

GREAT CANON (TUE.)

In Ukrainian & English

The Great Canon: Tuesday of the first week of the Great Fast — in B&W with wider margins to keep page count to a minimum.

Canon Wednesday

GREAT CANON (WED.)

In Ukrainian & English

The Great Penitential Canon of our Father among the Saints Andrew of Crete: Wednesday of the first week of the Great Fast.

Canon Wednesday 2020

GREAT CANON (WED.)

In Ukrainian & English

The Great Canon: Wednesday of the first week of the Great Fast. In B&W with wider margins to keep page count to a minimum.

Canon Thursday

GREAT CANON (THURS.)

In Ukrainian & English

The Great Penitential Canon of our Father among the Saints Andrew of Crete: Thursday of the first week of the Great Fast.

Canon Thursday 2020

GREAT CANON (THURS.)

In Ukrainian & English

The Great Canon: Thursday of the first week of the Great Fast. In B&W with wider margins to keep page count to a minimum.

Grt Canon 5th week

GREAT CANON (5TH WEEK)

In Ukrainian & English

The Great Canon of our Father among the Saints Andrew of Crete: at Orthros, the 5th week of the Great Fast.

Presanctified

PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY

In Ukrainian & English

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts of our Father among the Saints, Gregory Dialogos, Pope of Rome.

Triumph of Orthodoxy

TRIUMPH OF ORTHODOXY

In English

Vespers on the first Sunday of the Great Fast – commemorating the restoration of the holy icons in A.D. 843.

Passia

PASSIA

In Ukrainian & English

A Lenten service originating with St. Petro Mohyla, Metr. of Kyiv, commemorating the divine suffering of Christ.

Passion Orthros

PASSION ORTHROS

In Ukrainian & English

*COMPLETE Great Friday Orthros — with the reading of the Passion Gospels, served Thursday evening.

PASSION UA

PASSION ORTHROS

In Ukrainian

*ABRIDGED Great Friday Orthros — with the reading of the Passion Gospels, served Thursday evening.

PASSION EN

PASSION ORTHROS

In English

*ABRIDGED Great Friday Orthros — with the reading of the Passion Gospels, served Thursday evening.

Grt Fri Vespers

GREAT FRIDAY VESPERS

In Ukrainian & English

Holy and Great Friday Vespers — with the procession and veneration of the Epitaphion, the burial shroud of Christ.

Acts of the Apostles

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

In Ukrainian

The Acts of the Holy Apostles, translated from Greek into Ukrainian by Metr. ILARION (Ohienko) of blessed memory.

Great Vespers

9TH HOUR • GREAT VESPERS

In Ukrainian & English

The Offices of the 9th Hour and Great Vespers when served apart on Saturday evenings or on the eve of feast days.

Vesperal Stikhera

VESPERAL STICHERA

In Ukrainian & English

Verses at "Lord, I have cried" and at the Aposticha; from the Small Octoechos — the most ancient part of the weekly cycle.

Proskomedia Lists

PROSKOMEDIA LISTS

In Ukrainian & English

Four templates for the lists of names of the living and the dead submitted by the faithful at the Liturgy of Preparation.

3rd 6th Hours

THIRD & SIXTH HOURS

In Ukrainian & English

The Offices of the Third and Sixth Hours, which are read immediately before the Divine Liturgy is served.

Nativity Theophany Grt Compline

NATIVITY | THEOPHANY

In Ukrainian & English

The Office of Great Compline at the Nativity according to the flesh and Theophany of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Nativity Theophany Grt Compline

NATIVITY | THEOPHANY

In Ukrainian

The Office of Great Compline at the Nativity according to the flesh and Theophany of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Nativity Theophany Grt Compline

NATIVITY | THEOPHANY

In English

The Office of Great Compline at the Nativity according to the flesh and Theophany of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Christmas Carols

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

In Ukrainian & Translitered

15 popular Nativity and Epiphany carols with melody line and season's greetings: Ukrainian with transliteration.

Vestment Guide

VESTMENT GUIDE

In Ukrainian & English

A guide to basic measurements for parishes considering sourcing clergy and Altar server vestments in Ukraine.

Prayer Book

PRAYER BOOK

In Ukrainian & English

A pocket-sized book with abridged Morning Prayers & Small Compline: an evening service of psalms & prayers.

Service Books of the

Liturgical Year

“The celebration of the offices of the Orthodox Church requires a rather full library of liturgical books, which is a rather daunting reality… [these are] the fundamental liturgical books without which the offices could not be carried out.

Abp. Job of Telmessos, The Typikon Decoded

EVANGELION

A volume containing the four Gospels of the New Testament.

APOSTOL

A lectionary containing the Acts of the Apostles and Epistles, arranged according to the liturgical year.

PSALTER

The prayer book of the Church: psalms of praise, thanksgiving, penitence and supplication.

LITURGIKON

The Sluzhebnyk (service book) used by priests and deacons, with prayers and rubrics for the divine services.

EUCHOLOGION

The Trebnyk (Book of Needs) containing the texts of various litanies and priestly prayers for rites and Holy Mysteries.

TYPIKON

The Ustav — containing all the rubrics regulating liturgical celebrations; dictating how all the other liturgical books are to be used on a given day.

HOROLOGION

The twenty-four hour cycle of divine offices: the prayers, psalms and praises offered by the Church at set times, every day.

OCTOECHOS

Hymnody for every day of the week in a cycle of eight weeks, corresponding to specific tones, modes or melodies.

MENAION

Hymnography for the annual cycle of immovable feasts and saints’ commemorations in the Liturgical year, organized by month.

TRIODION

Lenten hymnography and biblical readings for the ten weeks preceding the moveable “Feast of Feasts”: Holy Pascha.

PENTECOSTARION

Hymnography and biblical readings for the eight weeks following Holy Pascha: from paschaltide through the octave of Pentecost.

Liturgy

In Translation

In the Preface to The Festal Menaion (Faber & Faber, London, 1969), Mother Mary and (then) Archimandrite Kallistos Ware wrote this of their own work:

“We are deeply conscious of its many defects. We have made every effort to provide a text that is dignified and accurate; but the task of translating the Orthodox service books is beset by formidable difficulties, and it is impossible to hope for anything that approaches perfection. Greek liturgical poetry at its best combines a marvellous beauty of language with a rigorous precision in theological expression. Much of that beauty and that precision is invariably lost in the transition… On many occasions we have been tempted to give up in discouragement. But always one thing has led us to persevere — our knowledge that on the practical level there is an urgent and specific need for English texts. So voluminous are the Orthodox service books that it will require many years of work by different translators before a full English version is made available.”

An analogous situation exists when it comes to Ukrainian in liturgy; a language until relatively recently banished from the Church in precisely those regions where native speakers formed the Orthodox majority. Important work is ongoing to address the lack of adequate translations; and that effort should be met with the same humility, gratitude and enthusiasm afforded those continuing Mother Mary’s and Metropolitan Kallistos’ work in English — and for precisely the same reason:

“Without translations which they can consult at home or take to church, these Orthodox are being spiritually starved, cut off as they are from a full participation in communal prayer.”

He said to him a third time, “Do you love Me?”
And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”

Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.”

John 21:17

Liturgical

Music

Music of the Divine Liturgy, Offices, Feasts and Rites of the Church, in Ukrainian & English — arranged by Fr. Bohdan Hladio.

From the

LITURGIKON

Divine Liturgy (UA)
Divine Liturgy (EN)
Hierarchical (UA)
Hierarchical (EN)
All of Creation (UA)
All of Creation (EN)
O Protection of Christians (UA)
O Protection of Christians (EN)
MANY YEARS (UA)
MANY YEARS (EN)

From the

OCTOECHOS

Tone 1 Sun. (UA)
Tone 1 Sun. (EN)
Tone 2 Sun. (UA)
Tone 2 Sun. (EN)
Tone 3 Sun. (UA)
Tone 3 Sun. (EN)
Tone 4 Sun. (UA)
Tone 4 Sun. (EN)
Tone 5 Sun. (UA)
Tone 5 Sun. (EN)
Tone 6 Sun. (UA)
Tone 6 Sun. (EN)
Tone 7 Sun. (UA)
Tone 7 Sun. (EN)
Tone 8 Sun. (UA)
Tone 8 Sun. (EN)

From the

TRIODION

Forgiveness Sun. (UA)
Forgiveness Sun. (EN)
Great Canon (UA)
Great Canon (EN)
Great Compline (UA)
Great Compline (EN)
Lenten Troparia (UA)
Lenten Troparia (EN)
Sun. Orthodoxy (UA)
ALL OF CREATION (UA)
ALL OF CREATION (EN)
Presanctified (UA)
Presanctified (EN)
PASSIA (UA)
PASSIA (EN)
Sun. of the Cross (UA)
Sun. of the Cross (EN)
Palm Sunday (UA)
Palm Sunday (EN)
HOLY THURSDAY (UA)
HOLY THURSDAY (EN)
HOLY FRIDAY (UA)
HOLY FRIDAY (EN)
Mournful Mother (EN)
HOLY SATURDAY VESPERAL LITURGY (UA)
HOLY SATURDAY VESPERAL LITURGY (EN)
Holy Sat. Midnight (UA)
Holy Sat. Midnight (EN)

From the

PENTECOSTARION

MIDNIGHT OFFICE (UA)
MIDNIGHT OFFICE (EN)
Paschal Matins (UA)
Paschal Matins (EN)
Paschal Liturgy (UA)
Paschal Liturgy (EN)
THOMAS SUNDAY (UA)
THOMAS SUNDAY (EN)
MYRRH-BEARERS (UA)
MYRRH-BEARERS (EN)
PARALYZED MAN (UA)
PARALYZED MAN (EN)
MID-PENTECOST (UA)
MID-PENTECOST (EN)
SAMARITAN WOMAN (UA)
SAMARITAN WOMAN (EN)
MAN BORN BLIND (UA)
MAN BORN BLIND (EN)
ASCENSION (UA)
ASCENSION (EN)
HOLY FATHERS (UA)
HOLY FATHERS (EN)
TRINITY SOUL SATURDAY (UA)
TRINITY SOUL SATURDAY (EN)
Pentecost (UA)
Pentecost (EN)
ALL SAINTS (UA)
ALL SAINTS (EN)
ALL SAINTS UKRAINE (UA)
ALL SAINTS UKRAINE (EN)

From the

HOROLOGION

Great Vespers (UA)
Great Vespers (EN)
BENEATH YOUR COMPASSION (UA)
BENEATH YOUR COMPASSION (EN)

From the

MENAION

Nativity of the Theotokos (UA)
Nativity of the Theotokos (EN)
Exaltation of the Cross (UA)
Exaltation of the Cross (EN)
Archangel Michael (UA)
Nativity of our Lord (UA)
Nativity of our Lord (EN)
Nativity Carols (UA-EN)
Great Blessing of Water (UA)
Great Blessing of Water (EN)
Theophany (UA)
Theophany (EN)
John the Baptist (UA)
John the Baptist (EN)
Meeting of our Lord (UA)
Meeting of our Lord (EN)
Annunciation (UA)
Annunciation (EN)
Nativity of John the Baptist (UA)
Nativity of John the Baptist (EN)
Apostles Peter and Paul (UA)
Apostles Peter and Paul (EN)
Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr (UA)
Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr (EN)
Transfiguration (UA)
Transfiguration (EN)
Dormition (UA)
Dormition (EN)

From the

EUCHOLOGION

Baptism (UA)
Baptism (EN)
Betrothal and Crowning (UA)
Betrothal and Crowning (EN)
Moleben to our Lord (UA)
Moleben to our Lord (EN)
Moleben to the Theotokos (UA)
Moleben to the Theotokos (EN)
Akathist to the Theotokos (UA)
Akathist to the Theotokos (EN)
Moleben of Thanksgiving (UA)
Moleben of Thanksgiving (EN)
Ordination (UA)
Great Panakhyda (UA)
Great Panakhyda (EN)
Funeral Rite – Layman (UA)
Funeral Rite – Layman (EN)

Books for

Purchase

Publications of Ecclesia Publishing Corporation are available for purchase through the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada.

CONSISTORY OF THE UOCC
9 ST. JOHN’S AVENUE
WINNIPEG MB  R2W 1G8

Toll-free: 1 (800) 586-3093
E-mail: consistory@uocc.ca

ДОБРИЙ ПАСТИР • GOOD SHEPHERD

A compendium of Daily Prayers, Catechism, Vespers, Orthros, Preparation for Confession and Communion, the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great, Resurrectional Octoechos, General Menaion, selections from the Lenten Triodion, Pentecostarion, Festal Menaion and Euchologion. Accented Ukrainian as an aid to pronunciation. 930 pages.

ВІРА • FAITH

Smaller than the Good Shepherd (on which it is based) featuring Daily Prayers, Preparation for Confession and Communion, the Divine Liturgy, Resurrectional Octoechos, Prayers of Thanksgiving, Paschal rubrics, the Duodenary Feasts, Memorial Litia. Font size preserves legibility; richly decorated with images of 16th & 17th cent. engravings; with accented Ukrainian as an aid to pronunciation. 560 pages.

БОЖЕСТВЕННА ЛІТУРГІЯ • THE DIVINE LITURGY

A guide for the faithful in worship, containing the Prayer Upon Entering Church, the Rite of Preparation for Confession and Communion, the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great, Prayers of Thanksgiving, Memorial Litia, rubrics regarding the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Large, 14-pt font with accented Ukrainian as an aid to pronunciation. 207 pages.

Make

Contact

We welcome your suggestions, appreciate your comments and criticisms and are particularly grateful for those who call our attention to errata. Please use the form below to contact us with your inquiries or feedback.

And, as always — pray for us!

    Join Us!

    Lord Jesus Christ our God, glory to You. Glory to You O our God, glory to You.
    Господи Ісусе Христе Боже наш, слава Тобі. Слава Тобі Боже наш, слава Тобі.
    Κύριε Ιησού Χριστέ δόξα σοι. Δόξα Σοι ο Θεός ημών, δόξα Σοι.

    Updates and new materials posted on pastyr.ca usually appear the same day on our Facebook page. Like and follow pastyr.ca to get notification of the latest projects and publications.