Documents Related to Web Postings Here in PDF Format
My web pages are for the most part a reformating of documents originally written in word processing format into the web display format. This page collects into one location a library of downloadable PDF versions of my web based content. There are several types of documents related to my web pages:
- Full PDF Paper: these are simply a PDF version of the same document that appears on the web site.
- Parish Bulletin: these are formated two-page PDF documents that print front and back on legal (8.5x11) paper and then fold in half. They are the same size as many parish bulletins and are laid out to be easy to read. I break down the content into this format.
- Supporting Documents: these are the supplemental information documents that are posted along with the article in question on the web site.
This pages puts the master web pages associated with the documents into categories then lists all the related documents below. There are also links back to the original page on the site if you prefer to read on-line. The sub-sections of the library simply list either the Parish Bulletins available or the full PDF documents created to date.
You will also notice that a side bar menu is generated automatically on pages that have related documents posted. These provide quick links directly to those PDF downloads at the content page itself.
I'm working my way through creating the alternate PDF versions of the various pages here. If there are ones you would like to see that aren't posted yet send me an e-mail using the page links in the menu and I'll see what I can do for you.
All material is free for use in church or education but may not be sold or otherwise profited from. I do retain copyright on all material.
Full PDF Paper
Some notes on finding books of interest both for purchase and research in libraries and on the Web.
Bobak Irmologion Description
Bokshai / Kochan Prostopinije Description
Bokshai Hungarian Prostopinije Description
The Standard Teaching Text for Rusyn Chant
For the Carpatho-Rusyn chant tradition this is the basic collection of melodies. This is not the only version for the repetoire nor does it represent a complete version (as noted below with the missing Samohalsen tone 4 as one example). But the Prostopinje has become the standard textbook for teaching the chant system since this publication.
The title pages and contents.
The eight tones
Prostopinije II & III
Section II is matins and section III is vespers.
Prostopinije IV & V
Section IV covers the Great Fast through Pascha and section V is the Pentecostarion.
The fixed feast days.
funerals, marriage and other special services.
Divine liturgy of St. John, Basil and Presanctified Gifts.
Also included here is the missing tone four samohalsen music and a commentary on tone four by Dr. Stephen Reynolds. For some reason the prostopinije omits this tone. This is the music selection.
Samohlasen 4 Notes
Also included here is the missing tone four samohalsen music and a commentary on tone four by Dr. Stephen Reynolds. For some reason the prostopinije omits this tone. This is the notes on varient traditions in tone 4.
History of Carpatho-Rusyn Prostopinije
Full PDF Paper
Khoma Prostopinije Description
Papp Irmologion Description
Carpatho-Rusyn Prostopinije Chant System
Full PDF Paper
Ratsin Prostopinije Description
Sokol Basic Chant Description
Sokol Plain Chant Description
Timko Prostopinije Description
Timko provides the basic collection of chant for the three main sevices in a compact short format. To this he adds a short section on extra liturgical hymns at the end. This seems aimed as a "handbook" format of the most common material.
A Tour of Resources for Learning Church Slavonic
Full PDF Paper
Tour Church Slavonic
Church Slavonic is a rich and beautiful language used in the sung prayer for much of Eastern Europe. In the United States today most of these common services are available in English, but Church Slavonic is still a rich source for study and understanding for liturgy in these traditions. Certainly for cantors, readers and others with a serious interest in these liturgical traditions the study of Church Slavonic is a helpful element for spiritual enrichment and textual study.
There is more than one way to pronounce Church Slavonic. This PDF file collects the pronunciation sheets I have gathered over the years. Page one is the system used in the Carpatho-Rusyn tradition. Others provide a helpful reference for the number equivalents of the letters, old style Glagolitic letters and the Russian pronunciation system. Many Church Slavonic books use the old system of letters for numbers. This is also common in Greek and Hebrew. These guides can help read the Psalm numbers and page numbers. Also included is a copy of the Grigassy transliteration system. When you find a prayer book using Latin letters instead of Cyrillic this guide can help you reverse the words back to Cyrillic in order to find them in a lexicon.
This is a short summary of the grammar of Church Slavonic compiled in hand written notes by Father Chornyak. Note that the last page is a correction list with the correction and page number listed. This is setup on legal size paper and runs very close to the edge. You may have to play with your print settings in Acrobat to get a complete copy by shrinking the page size percentage and using print to fit on page.
Our liturgical books are full of short abbreviations called the titla. These are similar to contractions in English. They eliminate vowels and mark a word with a special symbol. These sheets provide a list of common titla used in Church Slavonic and what the original word was. Part two is a listing of dipthong pronunciations and usage.
OCS Titla Deschler
titla section from Deschler's lexicon
OCS Jesus Prayer
This file is a scan of a beautifully typeset Church Slavonic version of the Jesus Prayer. Page two is a copy of the Rusyn pronunciation guide.
This is a series of type written lessons in spoken Rusyn (about 100 pages). This class was no longer taught during my time at SS Cyril and Methodius. But this series of lessons for learning spoken Rusyn may be of help and interest.
Liturgy: Introductory Material
Byzantine-Ruthenian Antimensia Episcopal and Heritage Institute Libraries
Full PDF Paper
This presents the booklet in page number order with bookmarks set for each of the major sections called out in the table of contents. Antimensia are a cloth with a relic embedded blessed by a bishop on which the Divine Liturgy is conducted in Byzantine tradition churches. These at once provide the relic for the celebration and a living liturgical connection with the reigning bishop for the church in the area. Here I provide a copy of the booklet published by the Passaic Eparchy "Byzantine-Ruthenian Antimensia in the Episcopal and Heritage Institute Libraries of the Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Passaic" compiled by Right Reverend Mitred Archimandrite Januarius M. Izzo. I offer this in multiple formats.