LITURGY & ART
Monks of New Skete
Liturgy & Art Catalog 1995


LITURGICAL BOOKS

The Divine Liturgy
Our complete revision of the Eucharistic liturgies of the Orthodox
Catholic church, in modern English. The divine liturgies of St John
Chrysostom, St Basil the Great, St James of Jerusalem, and the
Presanctified Gifts, according to the use of New Skete. With introduction,
practical norms, special litanies for those being taught the faith and for
those ready for baptism, short prayers of thanksgiving, trisagion (lite)
for the dead, additional petitions, the dismissals, verses for Pascha,
replacements for the trisagion on feasts of the cross and at baptisms, and
alternate ambo prayers for lent, Pascha, and great feasts.
Gold-stamped Buckram cloth hard cover, sewn binding with red edges and
assorted colored ribbon markers, easy-to-read large black type with
rubrics in red, printed on select smooth, durable, ivory paper,
comfortable handling size.
ISBN 0-935129-11-1
1987, 5 x 7, 305 pp., $50.00

The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
The complete text of the usual received version (textus receptus) of the
Orthodox divine liturgy. Translated from the standard Greek text with
reference to various Slavonic recensions and to versions in several modern
languages. For use where our modern English translation is desired in
circumstances that do not permit the use of our order of the Eucharistic
liturgy. Short introduction, the rite of preparation (proskomedia), the
liturgy of the word, the liturgy of the faithful, short prayers of
thanksgiving, prayers during incensation, the antiphons; alternate ambo
prayers for lent, Pascha, and the great feasts; trisagion (lite) for the
dead; and the dismissals for Sundays and feastdays.
Gold-stamped double weight linen card cover, sewn binding, large
easy-to-read black type with rubrics in red, printed on select smooth,
durable, ivory paper; comfortable handling size.
ISBN 0-935129-24-3
1994, 5 x 7, 190 pp., $25.00

A Book of Prayers
(Horologion,Casoslov)
A completely new edition of the daily hours of the Orthodox Catholic
church according to New Skete usage. Contains daily, lenten, Sunday, and
festal vespers and matins as well as the lesser hours for every time of
the year. Also, special vigil services for Christmas and Theophany, the
office for the dead, the services of Holy Week and Pascha, the vespers of
Pentecost Sunday with its "kneeling prayers", and morning, night, and meal
prayers. This volume features a wealth of additional material not found in
most prayerbooks. The 50-page introduction discusses the sources and
rationale for this edition, and the principles of reform, renewal, and
restoration that govern the liturgical life at New Skete. In modern English.
Gold-stamped Buckram cloth hard cover, sewn binding with red edges and
assorted colored ribbon markers, easy-to-read large black type with
rubrics in red, printed on select smooth, durable, ivory paper. 
ISBN 0-935129-12-X
1988, 5 x 7, 628 pp., $69.50

Vespers and Matins
Basic texts and directions for the evening service and the morning service
of the Orthodox church, according to New Skete usage. Adapted from the
above Book of Prayers (1988) to provide a smaller format for easier use,
but with the same large type. In modern English.
Gold-stamped linen card cover, sewn binding with red edges, easy-to-read
large black type with rubrics in red, printed on select smooth, durable,
ivory paper. 
ISBN 0-935129-23-5
1993, 5 x 7, 154 pp., $20.00

The Psalter
The 150 Biblical psalms and the 11 scriptural canticles used in Orthodox
services. The psalms are divided into the traditional 20 Jerusalemite
sections (kathismata) with three antiphons each. Translated by New Skete,
refined by daily use at the services over the last three decades. Rendered
in clear, literary-quality modern American English especially suitable for
intelligent reading aloud and singing in church. With introduction and
preface. 
Gold-stamped brown imitation leather hard cover, sewn binding with red
edges and 3 assorted colored ribbon markers. Printed on the highest
quality, heavy, smooth, deep ivory India paper with large, easy-to-read
black text and specially-designed red initials. Large margins for study notes.
ISBN 0-9607924-5-7
1984, 6 x 8, 286 pp., $40.00

Hymns of Entreaty
A systematic selection of texts from The Great Oktoechos (Paracletike) for
each day of the week for each of the eight tones, for vespers and matins.
Includes stichera, dogmatica, aposticha, troparia, kondakia, theotokia,
irmi, etc., principally based on the themes of the incarnation, the
crucifixion, and the resurrection of Christ. Translated into clear,
literary-quality modern American English suitable both for personal and
choral or congregational use. 
Gold-stamped Buckram cloth hard cover, sewn binding with red edges,
assorted colored ribbon markers, easy-to-read large black type with titles
in red, printed on select smooth, durable, ivory paper. 
ISBN 0-935129-09-X
1987, 8 x 10, 234 pp., $42.50

Troparia and Kondakia
A systematic collection of various hymns used in Orthodox services: the
troparia, kondakia, theotokia, Jerusalem troparia (ypakoai) and
exapostilaria for Great Lent, the Paschal season, the eight resurrectional
tones, and for each day of the Orthodox calendar of saints, including the
twelve great feasts and the days of the week. Translated from the original
Greek or Church Slavonic into clear, literary-quality modern American
English with the smooth rhythm conducive to an intelligible musical
rendition. Signs indicate rank of each feast. Extensive introduction. Index.
Gold-stamped light brown imitation leather hard cover, sewn binding with
red edges and 3 assorted colored ribbon markers. Printed on the highest
quality cream vellum paper with large, easy-to-read black text and red titles.
ISBN 0-9607924-7-3
1984, 8 x 10, 450 pp., $49.50

Passion and Resurrection
(Lazarus Saturday, the Entry into Jerusalem, Holy and Great Week, and the
Pasch of the Lord)
All the texts needed for this greatest of weeks in the liturgical year and
Easter Sunday, according to the use of New Skete. A much-needed, sensible
reform of these services, their structure, hymnography, psalmody, and
scripture readings, based on scholarly research and pastoral experience. A
76-page introduction discusses the need for such work of renewal in all of
church life and the problems involved in pursuing it; an explanation and
description of the services for each of these days; and a discussion of
the lectionary for this week. The liturgical texts are rendered in clear,
literary-quality modern American English that captures the power of these
celebrations and makes these texts as eminently worthy of musical
expression today as were the originals in their day.
Beautiful, large format, with gold-stamped imitation leather hard cover,
sturdy sewn binding, large easy-to-read black type with rubrics in red,
printed on select, smooth, durable ivory paper.
ISBN 0-935129-25-1 HC
1995, 8 x 10, 332 pp., $65.00

A Prayerbook
The traditional manual (Horologion, Casoslov) containing the complete
texts of the usual, received order (textus receptus) of midnight vigil,
matins and lauds, the first, third, sixth, and ninth hours, the noontime
service, vespers, and compline; with selections from Lent and Pascha, the
weekday services, the eight resurrectional tones, the calendar of saints,
and services to Christ and the Theotokos and for the dead. These are the
traditional services formed through the centuries by the Church from the
psalms and canticles along with her own prayers and hymns. Translated from
the original Greek and Church Slavonic into clear, literary-quality
American English suitable both for personal and choral or congregational
use. Foreword and introduction.
Gold-stamped black imitation leather hard cover, sewn binding with red
edges and assorted colored ribbon markers, easy-to-read black type with
rubrics in red, printed on the highest quality, smooth, durable, deep
ivory India paper. 
ISBN 0-9607924-3-0
1976, 6 x 8, 752 pp., $35.00

Sighs of the Spirit
This volume is an attempt to fill the need in the divine services of the
Byzantine churches for presbyteral prayers proper to the major feasts and
seasons of the year, corresponding to the usual prayers (prayers of light,
and morning prayers) found in vespers and matins. These new compositions,
traditional and scriptural in language and style, collect the specific
seasonal or festal sentiments and aspirations of the praying church, as
evidenced in the specific hymns and readings of the day, for each
particular part of each service. When distributed throughout the divine
services and sung by the celebrantythey bring the brilliant light of the
liturgy out from under the bushel of obscurity for a renewed spirit of
understanding. Over three hundred prayers, more than twelve for each feast
as required by the services.
Gold-stamped double-weight linen card cover, sewn binding, large
easy-to-read black type with rubrics in red, printed on select, smooth,
durable ivory paper.
ISBN 0-935129-28-6
1996, 5 x 7, 300 pp., $20.00
In preparation

The Festal Menaion
The hymnology for all the great feasts of the church calendar. Introduction.
ISBN 0-935129-31-6
1996, 8" x 10"
In preparation

The Mystery of Marriage
The revised text of the traditional, elaborate wedding service of rings
and crowning of the Byzantine churches. A beautiful and uplifting
translation in clear, polished, modern American English. Includes all the
scripture readings, psalms, antiphons, and prayers of this rite.
Same printing and binding as above.
ISBN 0-935129-27-8
1995, 5 x 7, 75 pp., $15.00
In preparation

Rites of Monasticism
Completely revised version of the traditional Orthodox services of
receiving and clothing a candidate, and the tonsure and profession
(receiving the "little habit") for monastic life. Contains all the
scripture readings, psalms, hymns, and canticles, along with the customary
dialogues and exhortations by the celebrant. A clear and concise summary
of the challenge, vision, and rewards of the radical christian commitment
in a monastery. Introduction.
Same printing and binding as above.
ISBN 0-935129-26-X
1995, 5 x 7, 125 pp., $25.00
In preparation


OTHER BOOKS

Monastic Typicon
The rule of life of the monks, nuns, and companions of New Skete. Explains
the principles of individual and communal life in the monastery, and the
stages, forms, methods, government, relation to society and tradition, and
motivating vision of monastic life. Includes preface, notes on the text,
and complete list of sources in an extensive bibliography.
Printed on the highest quality smooth ivory paper, perfect-bound with a
double-weight linen card cover,
ISBN 0-935129-13-8
Second edition, 1988, 5 x 7, 59 pp., $10.00

New Skete Communities
A descriptive brochure on the monastic life at New Skete; its members,
churches and other buildings, divine services, questions most frequently
asked about New Skete, and an outline of the church services and schedule
followed by the community members.
14 B&W photographs and map, with a heavy embossed cover.
ISBN 0-9607924-9-X
1985, 4 x 9, 32 pp., $2.00


LITURGICAL MUSIC


SERIES I: The Great Feasts

ISBN 0-935129-00-6

Included in each volume is all the proper hymnody for the particular feast
of the church year as sung at New Skete: stichera at Ps. 141(140) and the
rogation (lite) procession, aposticha, troparia, exaltation
(megalynarion), Jerusalem troparion (ypakoe), The Lord God, sessional
hymns, troparion at Ps. 51(50), kondakion, responses (irmi) for the matins
canticles (odes), exapostilarion, antiphons, prokimena and psalm verses.
Modern English texts from the menaion set to a wonderful selection of
traditional Byzantine or Slavic melodies or new compositions and
harmonized for small mixed (SATB) choirs. Each volume is printed on
special quality durable, smooth white paper, 8 x 11, and saddle-stitched
(or sewn, as indicated) with a different colored linen duplex card cover.

Volume 1: Transfiguration of Christ
Texts and music for the August 6th feast.
ISBN 0-935129-02-2
1986, 40 pp., $12.00

Volume 2: Dormition of the Theotokos
Texts and music for the August 15th feast.
ISBN 0-935129-03-0
1986, 40 pp., $12.00

Volume 3: Birth of the Theotokos
Texts and music for the September 8th feast.
ISBN 0-935129-04-9
1986, 25 pp., $10.00

Volume 4: Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Texts and music for the September 14 feast, including the troparia and
stichera for the office of the elevation of the cross and for the
veneration of the cross.
ISBN 0-935129-05-7
1986, 57 pp., $15.00

Volume 5: Entry of the Theotokos
Texts and music for the November 21st feast.
ISBN 0-935129-06-5
1986, 34 pp., $12.00

Volume 6: Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ
Texts and music for Easter Sunday services, with the great Paschal canon.
ISBN 0-935129-07-3
1986, 72 pp., $20.00

Volume 7: The Christmas Season
Texts and music for the feast and pre- and post-festive season, from
December 20 to December 31. Includes the hymns for the saint of each day
of the season. Sturdy sewn binding.
ISBN 0-935129-16-2
1990, 221 pp., $45.00

Volume 8: Theophany of Christ
Texts and music for the feast and pre-and post-festive season, from
January 2 to 14.
ISBN 0-935129-17-0
In preparation

Volume 9: Encounter of Christ
Texts and music for the February 2nd feast.
ISBN 0-935129-32-4
1995, 75 pp., $20.00
In preparation

Volume 10: Annunciation of the Theotokos
Texts and music for the March 25th feast.
ISBN 0-935129-33-2
1995, 45 pp., $15.00
In preparation

All the rest of the great feasts in preparation.



SERIES II: Divine Services

ISBN 0-935129-01-4

These new volumes include all the usual hymns of various offices or
liturgies, with a wide-ranging, exciting selection of traditional Slavic
and Byzantine melodies and new compositions, set to modern English and
harmonized for the small mixed (SATB) choir. Each volume has a different
colored double-weight tweed card cover, select, durable, and smooth white
paper, saddle-stitched (or sewn, as indicated), 8 x 11. 
Volume 1: Services for the Dead (Pannychis)
The first publication of these ancient Slavic melodies until now unused in
this country, set to modern English. Trisagion, psalms, troparia,
antiphons, sessional hymns, kondakia, exapostilaria, prokimena, stichera,
and the lit . SATB or 3 equal voices.
ISBN 0-935129-08-1
1987, 58 pp., $15.00

Volume 2: Vespers-Matins
All the ordinary chants for vespers and matins on Sundays, feasts,
weekdays, and great lent, often with several musical settings for each
selection. Psalm 104, Hymn of Light, Prokimena, Canticle of Simeon,
Polyeleos, Great Doxology, Litanies, etc. Set to modern English, generally
harmonized for SATB. Sturdy sewn binding.
ISBN 0-935129-10-3
1988, 232 pp., $45.00

Volume 3: Divine Liturgy
All the music sung at New Skete for the divine liturgy, original or
adapted from a variety of traditional sources. Each piece in several
musical settings. Modern english lyrics, SATB. Sturdy sewn binding.
ISBN 0-935129-22-7
1995, 125 pp., $45.00
In preparation

Volume 4: Vespers-Matins II
Additional material to supplement the fist volume of hymns for morning and
evening. The dogmatic stichera for vespers, in two voices, and the
hypakoai in unison, using the traditional Slavic znamennyj chant, and the
texts as translated in our Hymns of Entreaty, for each of the eight tones;
the stichera and aposticha proper to each day of the week; stichera common
to monks, martyrs; etc.
ISBN 0-935129-30-8
1995, 125 pp., $45.00
In preparation




RECORDINGS


CHANT FOR TODAY

Tape I: 23 Selections from Matins & Vespers
Sung by the full choir of the New Skete communities. A variety of chant
types are represented, including Byzantine, Bulgarian, Kievan, Znamennyj,
plus the Chant of New Skete. Selections from the Sunday and daily offices,
as well as numerous pieces from the festal services of the Transfiguration
and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 
ISBN 0-935129-18-9
Full text included, 
63 minutes, $10.00

Tape II: 25 Selections from Matins & Vespers
Sung by the full choir of the New Skete communities. Features Kievan,
Znamennyj, Carpatho-Russian and New Skete chants. Selections from the
Sunday, daily, and festal (Transfiguration) services for morning and evening.
ISBN 0-935129-19-7
Full text included, 
63 minutes, $10.00

Tape III: Paschal Matins
The entire paschal resurrection service, sung by the New Skete communities
in their monastic church. Includes "Christ is Risen"; the great canon; the
paschal stichera; the Gospel reading, praises, litanies, and prayers for
Easter morning.
ISBN 0-935129-20-0
Full text included, 
70 minutes, $10.00

Tape IV: Paschal Vespers
The complete evening service on Easter Sunday at New Skete, sung in the
monastic church. Includes the usual evening hymns; "Christ is risen";
resurrectional chants from the second tone; the great prokimenon; Gospel
reading, litanies, and prayers for Easter vespers. 
ISBN 0-935129-21-9
Full text included,
46 minutes, $10.00

Tape V: Reflections
Classic piano moods. Performed by one of the brothers, this tape contains
twelve classic compositions of a meditative character. Includes pieces by
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Grieg, Joplin, Satie,
Schumann, Szymanowski.
ISBN 0-935129-29-4
45 minutes, $10.00

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