This essay was written for a Diaconate course in the OCA. You can read the original with footnotes and appendices here (or download/print), or read a shorter version formatted for the web below.Continue reading “The Marxist Failure to Eradicate the Church”
For the past year I have spent countless hours laboring over a service book for a small OCA parish in Crawfordsville IN. Here it is:
Traditionally church service books contain no music and only some of what the priest/deacons say. I set out to, and did, create a service book that contain 100% of the words/notes which are spoken/sung each Sunday, as well as many of the rotational hymns frequently sung, laid out in a manner that is easy to follow. This allows for full participation from every congregant with a desire to do so.
This book can also be used to lead the congregational singing/responses with very little prep by any long-standing member of the parish who can read music. Even if they have never done so before.
Most of the music contained in this book was engraved by myself using MuseScore 3.
This book should be appropriate for use in any parish in the Orthodox Church. If you are interested in using it, I would love to hear from you!