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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 possible scenarios on a Saturday evening in February to see how hymns drawn from the Octoechos, Menaion, and Triodion are combined in various ways. This will get us ready for a look at the complete order of Vespers in Lesson 4.

Click here to download the PDF packet of the resources we look at in this lesson.

Hieromonk Herman (Majkrzak), instructor

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.