Saturday, March 21, 2020

Resources for prayer in your home

[UPDATED 3/25/20]
Because most public liturgies are cancelled for the time being, here are some resources so that you can pray from home. Let's make use of this opportunity to revive our domestic churches!

We are working on a project to help you pray during Holy Week and Pascha (Easter) at home!

For Sundays:

Office of Typika for Home Use (This service can be used when there is no possibility of attending Divine Liturgy)

For the propers (changeable parts) for Typika for a particular Sunday, follow these instructions:
1. Visit the Metropolitan Cantor Institute website
2. Find the "Liturgical Calendar" column on the right side of the page
3. Scroll down to find the current date
4. Click on the "Divine Liturgy" link under that date

Byzantine Act of Spiritual Communion

Epistle and Gospel Readings
Scroll down to find the correct Sunday
(March 29 is the 5th Sunday of Great Lent)

Another option:
Live Stream from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Parma, Ohio
At least for this weekend, Matins is at 10:00 a.m. and Divine Liturgy is at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Find a Live Liturgy at another church or monastery

For video reflections on the Gospel reading, given by two Melkite Byzantine priests:
Click on the gold box to the right
Or, here are reflections for the Roman Catholic Gospel readings

For Other Days of the Week:

The People's Book for the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (To follow along with the live stream)
As of now, the Presanctified Liturgy is streamed on Wednesdays(?) and Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

"Byzantine Daily Office": Daily prayers of the day sent to you each day by email or available through a smart-device APP. Here is the link to subscribe.

To use to pray on your own or to follow along with our live stream:
Daily Lenten Matins (does not include the daily Lenten propers)
Daily Vespers (does not include the daily Lenten propers)
Sunday Evening Vespers during the Great Fast
Great Compline for weekdays during the Great Fast

For the texts for other services, including Holy Week services: Follow the 4-step instructions above to access these services on the Metropolitan Cantor Institute's website. There are also tons of resources on this website, so explore around!

Monastery Live Stream:

We are live streaming some of our services from our chapel! Visit our Facebook Page to find out which ones and to watch the videos live or later. You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing these resources so we can pray with you!

  2. Can you post the liturgical texts? Matins, vespers and also what the daily prayers are for each liturgy? app does not contain this 😟

    1. Thanks for asking! We've updated this post to include more links. We hope this helps! Let us know if there is anything else we can help with. God bless you!


Leave us a comment!