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Galician Antiphons and Enarxis

There are two different ways one can do the opening of the liturgy inthe Galician tradition. The first is the Ruthenian antiphonal style, which uses Psalms 64, 65, and 67 with refrains. The second is two use the typical psalms, which is based on the monastic Sabbaite tradition as is used in the Russian, Athonite, and Serbian traditions. However, I have altered the typica to use refrains. For more information and sheet music see

This recording was done in May of 2003 at Three Holy Heirarches Chapel at St. Vladimir's Seminary in Crestwood, New York. Right Choir: Jaime René, Resa Ellison, Peter Drobac, and David Arnold. Left Choir: Laurel Magruder, Gina Rolando, Sloan Rolando, and Jamie Magruder. The priest and deacon parts are sung by Father Timothy Blumentritt.

Ruthenian Antiphons Typical Psalms

First Antiphon Ps. 65: 1-2, 3, 4

Ps 102:1, 2, 3, 4, 22

Second Antiphon Ps. 66: 1-2, 3, 4

Ps 145: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10

Hymn to the Only Begotten Son

Third Antiphon Ps 94:1, 2, 3a

The Beatitudes (Cf. Luke 23:42/Mat. 5:3-12)

Little Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 94:6

Resurrectional Troparion Tone 1

Resurrectional Kontakion Tone 1


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