St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America - Diocese of the South
1277 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL 34453
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Congratulations to the members of our

choir on their new music room.

 

May God grant you many years of

 fruitful and joyous practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liturgical Music & Texts
Texts for Liturgical Services
Texts for Liturgical Services

The texts of the propers sung at Vespers (stichera on "Lord I call," Litya, Aposticha, Troparia and Kontakia that change daily according to either the day of the week or particular day of the month).

Texts are "pointed" to be sung according to the tonal patterns of the Common Chant (L'vov-Bakhmetev Obikhod, 1869 edition)

Texts are formatted in MS Word. Print these pages for your use in liturgical worship!

 

 

Learning the Tones
Learning the Tones
Learning the Tones

A self-study tool that introduces the singer to the eight tones of Common (L’vov-Bakhmetev Obikhod) and Kievan Chant. Illustrates tonal patterns for singing stichera. Future sections will treat psalm verses,troparia, and kanons.

The scheme of the tutorial is to break down each tone and identify each of its musical phrases. The sequence for the proper use of the melodic phrases is fully explained as well as the “formula” (intonation patter, recitation pitch of the body of the phrase, and cadence) for each melodic line. All phrases are illustrated with musical and textual examples.

Recorded choral demonstrations of the written examples for each tone are presented, including full (SATB) choir, and individual lines for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.

Music Downloads
Music Downloads
Music Downloads

Index of liturgical music for daily worship during the year.

 

 

 

 

 

Learn the Many Facets of Orthodox Liturgical Singing
Sing to the Lord
Sing to the Lord


Thursday, 16 Jun 2016

From Ascension to Pentecost
16 Jun 2016 at 8:50pm


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Musical Ethos of Orthodox Pascha (Easter)
24 May 2016 at 8:28pm


Thursday, 7 Apr 2016

Learning to Praise the Mother of God through the Hymns of Annunciation
7 Apr 2016 at 7:00pm


Monday, 14 Mar 2016

Entering into Great Lent through the Hymns of the Church
14 Mar 2016 at 11:55pm


A Lenten Concert by the Saint Romanos Choir

My Soul, My Soul - Arise! Why Art Thou Sleeping?


Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013

Kontakion of the Feast of the Annunciation
9 Apr 2013 at 2:33pm

Memory Eternal
9 Apr 2013 at 2:32pm

Sticheron at “Lord I Have Cried” from the Feast of the Universal Exaltation o...
9 Apr 2013 at 2:31pm

Canticle of Mary
9 Apr 2013 at 2:30pm

Irmoi from the Canon to the Feast of the Annunciation
9 Apr 2013 at 2:29pm

Spiritual Verse: My Days
9 Apr 2013 at 2:28pm


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The Misson of the Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to "Go into all the world and make disciples of nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . . ."

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St. Raphael Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the South. Our Diocese spans 14 states and has over 100 faithful clergy and monastics serving in 78 parishes, missions, and three monastic communities. We invite you to come worship with us from Alburquerque, New Mexico to Wilmington, North Carolina! Please see our Parish Listings for more details and to find a parish near you, or click on a story above to see the latest news from from the Diocese!

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Journey to Pashca

When a man leaves on a journey, he must know where he is going. Thus with Lent. Above all, Lent is a spiritual journey and its destination is Easter, "the Feast of Feasts." It is the preparation for the "fulfillment of Pascha, the true Revelation." We must begin, therefore, by trying to understand this connection between Lent and Easter, for it reveals something very essential, very crucial about our Christian faith and life. Continue reading >

Akathist Services
Printed Service
Printed Service

What is an Akathist Service? 

An akathist (Greek, akathistos) is is a hymn dedicated to a Saint, a Holy Event, or one of the persons of the Holy Trinity.

 

 

To hear the Troparion and Kontakion for St. Herman as chanted by the Sign of the Theotokos Orthodox Church, Montreal Canada  click here

Or

Visit the on-line Chapel of The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA or via YouTube. 

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Orthodoxy in America App
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We would like to share with you some exciting news!

Orthodox Web Solutions has developed a new free app for smartphones and tablets called: Orthodoxy in America.  This app is much more than just a church locator, it also brings together news, social posts, daily audio, trending photos, as well as video and 360 tours from the various jurisdictions, agencies, seminaries, monasteries, and Orthodox media outlets, including: Ancient Faith, Orthodox Christian Network, Pravmir, Pemptousia, Pravoslavie.ru, Patristic Nectar, Sister Vassa, Y2AM, and others.

This is the first app of its kind, and we are very pleased to be involved with the project.  May it help inform, educate and inspire the faithful to live and share their Orthodox Faith!

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The Misson of the Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to "Go into all the world and make disciples of nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . . ."

Learn More  >

St. Raphael Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the South. Our Diocese spans 14 states and has over 100 faithful clergy and monastics serving in 78 parishes, missions, and three monastic communities. We invite you to come worship with us from Alburquerque, New Mexico to Wilmington, North Carolina! Please see our Parish Listings for more details and to find a parish near you, or click on a story above to see the latest news from from the Diocese!

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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) give by God to man, through the Holy spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifiction, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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