Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reading in the Church

Some of this may not be relevant as this isn't your musical tradition, but he there is a lot of good information for anyone who might be asked to read at church (not to mention that Fr. Dn. Jeff Mierzejewski is a gifted musician and educator). The below is from the Carpatho-Rusyn tradition.

Part One

Part Two

P.S. This is from the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Parma. So if you share this in Orthodox circles, I'm sure someone will mention this fact.


  1. They might well mention this, but it might be a good learning moment for those not from the Carpatho-Rusyn (or Slovak, or Hungarian traditions). Those traditions, at least as we know them, were forged in a Greek Catholic matrix, and every Orthodox cantor in these traditions learned their craft from a Greek Catholic one to three generations back, depending on age. We're often not comfortable with the ways in which our traditions are entangled in liturgy, music, and art, but they are. On that note, Fr. Dn. Jeff Mierzejewski has done a great service for Greek Catholics and Orthodox alike with his work for the Metropolitan Cantor Institute site--easily the best and most exhaustive resource for prostopinije on the web.

  2. Nicely done, thank you, and thanks to the folks who produced it.