Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Carpatho-Ruthenian Divine Liturgy

My parents today asked me "What is Carpatho-Ruthenian?" This is regarding the post Photos of Some Side-Chapels of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. It is an eastern rite of the Catholic Church, and has a liturgy and spirituality similar to Orthodox Christians.

Erase that Madonna and Black Sabbath from your iPodand instead put in some Carpatho-Ruthenian plain chant. This web site has hours of recordings of the Divine Office, the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and the music is in English and Slavonic.

The Metropolitan Cantor Institute is a great resource for Byzantine sacred music: http://www.metropolitancantorinstitute.org. This site includes recordings, sheet music, and the text of the Divine Office.

The Institute is a part of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: http://archeparchy.org/

Byzantine Catholic parishes of this Eparchy are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.

The Archeparchy operates SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary: http://www.byzcathsem.org

The Byzantine Catholic Church in America: http://www.byzcath.org

1 comment:

  1. It is a great resource. I'm beginning to discover a lot of the byzantine catholic stuff. Tis great!

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