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St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery

St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery
St. Tikhon's is the oldest Orthodox monastery in America, established in 1905. It is an active monastic community of the Orthodox Church in America.

Lesson 6: Daily Matins

St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents the sixth in a series of twelve lessons on Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors in the Orthodox Christian tradition. Because Matins is both longer and more complex than Vespers, we will take two videos to discuss it. We’ll begin in this lesson with Daily Matins, and this will provide us […]

Lesson 5: Matins: Focus on the Canon

St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents the fifth in a series of twelve lessons on Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors in the Orthodox Christian tradition. Much as we began our study of the entire order of Vespers by focusing on “Lord, I Call” and its stichera, so we’ll begin to learn about Matins by first looking […]

Lesson 4: The Order of Vespers

St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents the fourth in a series of twelve lessons on Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors in the Orthodox Christian tradition. In this lesson, Fr. Herman discusses the entire order of Vespers, noting differences between Daily Vespers and Great Vespers. The elements that make up Vespers are categorized into psalmody and hymnody […]

Lesson 10: Christmas and Theophany

NOTE: We’re posting this out of order so that it’s available for the Christmas season. A few details in the lecture assume that you’ve watched some of the earlier material (such as Pt. 7 “Sunday and Festal Matins”) which is still being edited. Apologies for any confusion. ALSO NOTE: This year, on the New Calendar, […]

Lesson 3: Vespers: Stichera at Lord, I Call

St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents the third in a series of twelve lessons on Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors in the Orthodox Christian tradition. In this lesson, Fr. Herman begins to discuss the service of Vespers by focusing on the ”Lord, I Call” psalms and the stichera that accompany them. We’ll look at several different […]

Lesson 2: The Liturgical Year

St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents the second in a series of twelve lessons on Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors in the Orthodox Christian tradition. In this lesson, Fr. Herman shows how the liturgical books discussed last time are used in different ways throughout the liturgical year, September through August. This gives a bird’s-eye view of […]

Liturgics Lesson 1: Introduction to Liturgical Books

St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents the first in a series of twelve lessons on Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors in the Orthodox Christian tradition. In this lesson, Hieromonk Herman introduces the the liturgical books used in the Church’s daily services: The Hieratikon and Horologion; the Menaion; the Triodion, Pentecostarion, and Octoechos; and the Typikon. Various […]