Our goal here is to assemble a description of and easy access to related sites providing CDs or books for sale, additional information about liturgics, and related subjects, etc.
Many liturgical recordings can be found on large web sites like Amazon and ArkivMusic, primarily from major labels. There are however, major web sites that specialize in liturgical music and that not only offer what the big sites have, but much more: namely specialty recordings by small choirs and individual chanters and singers. For them, providing liturgical recordings is a “ministry” and we encourage you to support them when you can! When your purchases these recordings through the big web sites you are essentially voting to make it difficult for the specialty resellers to stay in business!
Ancient Faith Store: part of Ancient Faith Ministries, the Ancient Faith Store includes all the recordings by Fr. Apostolos Hill (on Liturgica Music), Divna and the Melodi Choir (on Jade Europe, Milan and Valley Entertainment), and many titles by Lycorgous Angelopoulos and the Greek Byzantine Choir, the Boston Byzantine Choir, Valaam Monastery Choir, Archangel Voices, Eikona, and selected Orthodox contemporary music. Click here to link through.
Musica Russica::specializing in Russian choral music, Musica Russica provides authoritative editions of sheet music, audio diction guides, choir performance and diction consulting, and a comprehensive offering of Russian choral recordings and a large selection of Eastern Orthodox liturgical music including descriptions, ratings, track samples, etc. as well as MP3 downloads of selected titles. CDs. Click here to link through.
Holy Cross Seminary Bookstore: In addition to serving as the on-campus bookstore and principal seller of publications from Holy Cross Orthodox Press, Holy Cross Seminary Bookstore carries a wide selection of Byzantine liturgical chant in Greek and English. These include many small choirs from Greece (otherwise unavailable in North America) and acts as the North American distributor for liturgical chant recordings from Simonopetra Monastery on Mt. Athos and Ormylia Monastery (Convent). Click here to link through.
The Greek Soul: Although specializing in "custom" hand painted icons, The Greek Soul is expanding into Byzantine chant with the distribution of all Romeiko Ensemble titles of medieval Byzantine chant. These include Divine Liturgy in Mode 1, The Typika, Eucharist: the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, Christ Comes From Heaven and Today upon the Cross. Click here to link through.
SVS Press: A part of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary (OCA), SVS Press offers a wide selection of CDs, mainly of Russian choral music, but also other Orthodox chant styles. Many are SVS publications of recordings by the seminary choir. Click here to link through.
Alexander Press: Publisher of the Byzantine chant recordings in English by Vassilis Hadjinicolaou and the Choir of the Sign of the Theotokos Church in Montreal, as well as other liturgical recordings imported from Greece. Click here to link through.
Paraclete Press: Paraclete Press is a publisher of essential Christian wisdom. Their mission is to publish books, music and videos which remind us, “Never lose hope in the mercy of God” (from the Rule of St. Benedict). They do so through works that unite us and enrich our understanding as Christians, whether Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox or Evangelical. These include a very large collection of Gregorian chant sung by Gloria Dei Cantores and The Monks of Solemnes Monastery (France). Click here to link through.
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Service Books & Sheet Music
Musica Russica::specializing in authoritative editions of Russian Orthodox Sacred Music, Russian Secular Choral Part-songs, Orthodox music with English text, Christmas Music, Russian Folk song arrangements and Russian Opera Choruses and Cantatas. Click here to link through.
Holy Transfiguration Monastery: The premier publisher of Orthodox service books in English in the United States, including The Menaion, The Great Horologion, The Pentecostarion, The Psalter, etc. Click here to link through.
Holy Cross Seminary Press: offers a selection of service books for the Divine Liturgy and Byzantine chant music. Click here to link through.
SVS Press: (Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Bookstore) offers service books and a limited selection of liturgical sheet music. Click here to link through.
Paraclete Press: Gregorian chant and contemporary Catholic worship sacred music. Click here to link through.
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SVS Press: A part of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary (OCA), SVS Press is the largest and most active publisher of Orthodox Christian books in the English language, with more than 200 titles in print in the areas of theology, history, ecclesiology, ecumenism, hagiography, iconography, spirituality, scriptural studies, music, pastoral theology, Christian education, philosophy, biography, Patristics and children's books. Click here to link through.
Light & Life Publishing: Among the oldest and largest suppliers of Orthodox Christian materials in English, offering close to 6000 books, including many classics from the church fathers, icons, crosses. Click here to link through.
Ancient Faith Store: a department of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of America, publishes a monthly magazine, books in various subject areas, and a variety of music and other products. Click here to link through.
Holy Cross Seminary Press: offers a broad selection of theological texts (many by Seminary faculty) as well as books on Eastern Orthodox worship, spirituality, etc. Click here to link through.
Eighth Day Books offers an extraordinary selection of classics in theology, liturgy and patristics, as well as hundreds of titles in spirituality, cultural criticism, literature, science and philosophy. Click here to link through.
The Greek Soul: selected liturgical and spiritual classics in English, many imported directly from Greece. Click here to link through.
Alexander Press: Alexander Press publishes and distributes titles in English, French, and Greek, with a special emphasis on Orthodox theology, iconography, spirituality, Mount Athos, as well as Greek history, modern Greek literature and Greek popular tradition. Click here to link through.
Paraclete Press: Paraclete Press is a publisher of essential Christian wisdom. Their mission is to publish books, music and videos which remind us, “Never lose hope in the mercy of God” (from the Rule of St. Benedict). They do so through books that unite us and enrich our understanding as Christians, whether Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox or Evangelical, spanning spiritual, Christian living, theology and children’s books. Click here to link through.
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Judaic Music and Liturgics
Cambridge University Library: On-line Genizah database, including images of many old manuscripts. Click here to link through.
Center for Judaic Studies Library: A to Z index at University of Pennsylvania: A huge index of on-line Jewish resource of all kinds, including a variety of medieval material. Click here to link through.
Brandeis University: The Judaica Collectin comprises more than 200,000 works housed in the libriary, with a particular focus on the Bible, rabbinics, Jewish philosophy and mysticism. Click here to link through.
Roman Catholic Music and Liturgics
Brandeis University: Online exhibit with text of the Book of Hours manuscript.
Click here to link through.
University of British Columbia: The Medieval Manuscripts on the Web page with information, images and links to other sites. Click here to link through.
Cantus: A Database that assembles indices of the Latin ecclesiastical chants found in early manuscript and printed sources for the liturgical Office, such as antiphoners and breviaries. Click here to link through.
Cantus Planus Archive: includes inventories of representative medieval manuscripts of chant for the Mass. Click here to link through.
The Catholic Liturgical Library: resource for Western Catholic liturgical subjects. Click here to link through.
Gregorian Chant Home Page at Princeton, maintained by Peter Jeffrey. Click here to link through.
La Trobe University Library Medieval Music Database: a treasure trove of medieval musical manuscripts for the mass (indexed). Click here to link through.
Eastern Orthodox Music and Liturgics
Anastasis: Translations of services and hymns appropriate for the day by Archimandrite Ephrem, including the Triodion, Pentecostarion, etc. Monastery of St. Andrew, Manchester, UK. Click here to link through.
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America Home Page. Click here to link through.
Byzantium; Byzantine Studies on the Internet: Fordham Universities page for Byzantine studies. Click here to link through.
CopticHymns.net is subtitled: "Sharing the joy of Coptic hymns worldwide." This is a web site dedicated to the proliferation of and education about the hymnology of the Coptic Church in Egypt, as well as general discussion on things Coptic and links to many other Coptic sites. Click here to link through.
Monumenta Musicae Byzantium: Click here to link through.
Related Liturgical Links
Offering Liturgical Calendars, on-line chapels, prayer and service materials, etc.
Orthodox Church in America Home Page Click here to link through.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America: Click here to link through.
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America: Click here to link through.
Psalm: Pan-Orthodox Society for Advancement of Liturgical Music. A North American based organization to promote liturgical music. Click here to link through.
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Monastic Links (Eastern and Western)
Mount Athos: the Holy Mountain, Mount Athos, is a peninsula in Greece that houses 20 monasteries and is considered the spiritual center of monasticism in the Christian East. This site provides an overview of each monastery and its history. Click here to link through.
Hellenic Ministry of Culture:
Treasures of Mt. Athos, copies of ancient Greek/Byzantine manuscripts from Mt. Athos. Click here to link through.
Treasures of Mt. Athos, copies of Slavonic manuscripts from Mt Athos. Click here to link through.
Our Lady of Balamand Monastery: a center of radiance for the Orthodox faith for four centuries, this monastery of the Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchate acquired a great number of icons, manuscripts, and liturgical objects. Its two churches are decorated with rich iconostases and icons reflecting the diversity of styles. Click here to link through.
St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai: the monastery built by the Emperor Justinian at the site of the burning bush. Besides its long history of spirituality, it contains ancient manuscripts and some of the oldest icons in Christendom. Click here to link through.
The Philotheou Monastery Project: history and information on this Athonite monastery and its manuscripts Click here to link through.
Valaam Monastery: the official site of the Valaam Monastery, among the most revered monastic centers in Russia. Located in Lake Ladoga in northern Russia, and undergoing a physical renovation and spiritual revival, this monastery is responsible for the development and continuity of Valaam Chant, a specific Russian chant form. Click here to link through.
Hilander Project: largest collection of Slavic medieval manuscripts. Click here to link through.
Abbey of Our Lady of Senanque: a recently restored monastic house in Provence, France. To visit the English version of this site, click on the URL listed below, then roll your mouse over "Accueil" in the top menu bar. If you keep your mouse on "Accueil", you'll see several country options — click on Great Britain. You'll also find links to many other monastic and Catholic sites under "Liens", then "Sites Chretiens." Click here to link through.
Abbey of Solesmes: mainly knows as the center of the revitalization and codification of Gregorian Chant, this monastery in western France was founded in 1833. Click here to link through. Click here to link through.
Order of St. Benedict: Great resource for Liturgical texts. Click here to link through.
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