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Liturgical Music

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The Diocesan Commission on Liturgical Music invites church musicians and all others interested in the worship life of the Church to hear a fascinating talk about the theology of singing and Orthodox worship over the centuries. Hear the music itself and learn ways of listening to the hymns, understanding them, and ways internalizing them so that they speak to us more clearly and help us to pray.


We are now accepting submissions of sheet music from diocesan composers and arrangers for publication on this website. Guidelines and submission requirements are available HERE!


Directory of Diocesan Music Directors
Resources for Music Directors
Music from Diocesan Composers & Arrangers
Mission and Objectives

The Commission on Liturgical Music website intends to build a community among diocesan musicians.   We strive to do this by providing an opportunity and the means to communicate with one another by email or phone; to share news and events of interest; to provide guidance and assistance to choir directors and singers; to access resources; and to share music.  In so doing, we hope to contribute to prayerful and beautiful liturgical worship in the diocese.

This site depends on the input of diocesan church musicians to remain useful and accurate.  Please use the contact form to let us know your ideas and suggestions, how we can improve the site, or where we need to make changes.  For example:   (1) The directory of choir directors is based on information from the OCA website which is updated through submissions to the Orthodox Church in America.  Please let us know if your contact information is incorrect or incomplete!   (2) If you are available and willing to offer your assistance as a substitute choir director or mentor for less experienced choir directors, the diocese needs to know!   (3) Resources such as the Hierarchical Liturgy Guidelines, Large-print Vespers, and additional web-links are as accurate as we could make them, but there may be errors or problems you will detect.  If you have questions or discover errors, please contact us.

Through the Music from Diocesan Composers and Arrangers section, diocesan musicians will be able to share their own arrangements of liturgical music that may not be readily available in church publications or other commonly-used resources.  We will announce when we are ready to accept submissions.  Submissions must be in .PDF format, not copyrighted, and either typeset or otherwise clearly legible.

Contacts & Administration
Archpriest Daniel Skvir
Doreen Bartholomew
Choir Director, Our Lady of Kazan Church, Sea Cliff NY
Carol Wetmore
Choir Director, Holy Trinity Church, Randolph NJ
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On the Diocesan Calendar



October 23, 2016

    Benefit Concert

     for St. Sava Cathedral

Garden City NY

5:00 p.m.

event flyer >



October 29, 2016

    Consecration of

      Holy Trinity



Elmira Heights NY

9:00 a.m.

event flyer >



November 1-2, 2016




Yonkers NY

website >



November 5, 2016

Music Conference:

"Singing with Spirit

and Understanding"

Assumption of

     the Virgin Church

Clifton NJ

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

registration >



November 11-12, 2016

   Fall Vocations Retreat

"St. John Chrysostom:

         Champion of the


    Saint Tikhon's Seminary

    information & register >



November 11-13, 2016

Annual Diocesan

Girls Retreat

Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY

    event flyer >

      registration >

         chaperones >



November 18-19, 2016



   Warwick Retreat Center

    Warwick NY

details >



February 10-12, 2017

  Altar Server


Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY



March 10-12, 2017


Youth Retreat


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Bronxville, NY 10708
914-779-6580 (Phone)
914-779-6581 (Fax)

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