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Lesson 9: The Hours & Divine Liturgy


St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents the ninth in a series of twelve lessons on Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors in the Orthodox Christian tradition.

What are the Hours? When are they read, and what do they consist of? This video discusses such details and also presents an overview of the variable hymnography used at Divine Liturgy, including the troparia on the Beatitudes (i.e., the third antiphon), the troparia and kontakia after the Little Entrance, and the prokimenon, Epistle, alleluia, and Gospel. A few other practical details about Liturgy are also considered.

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.