Feast of Pentecost (English)

 

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The Diocese has provided resources for the English-speaking faithful to understand and participate in the liturgical services for the Feast of Pentecost.
Note: There are 2 song handouts available. The abridged version does not include the canons/magnificat in song (as many parishes may just read these parts in prose). The full service is also provided below.

 

Click here to open/download the Abridged Pentecost Hymns Handout (Without the canons in song)

Click here to open/download the Pentecost Hymns Handout (with the canons in song)

Click here to open/download the Pentecost Full Service booklet

Click here to open/download the Pentecost Hymns Handout (with the canons in song)

Click here to open/download the Pentecost Full Service booklet with the Phenqitho Evening Prayer and Morning Prayers for Pentecost

 

To print the booklet:

1) Save the pdf file to your computer

2) Open the pdf file and select "Print"

3) Under the option for Page Size & Handling select “Booklet”

4) Under the option for Booklet Subset select “Both Sides

5) Under Orientation, be sure to select “Auto-rotate pages within each sheet

To help in learning the tunes, here are recordings of select hymns. You can download the songs by right-clicking on the desired songs and selecting "save link as".


1st Service of Kneeling

2nd Service of Kneeling

3rd Service of Kneeling

During Qurbana

 

These hymns were versified according to the Syriac tones, using the prose translated by Fr. Dr. Baby Varghese. We welcome any suggestions/comments to improve upon the text and the phrasing of the hymns. Please email them to Dn. Pradeep Hatcher at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please reference title of the hymn and page number in the booklet).

 

Special thanks to Sangeetha Thomas (St. Mary's, Farmer's Branch) who formatted the hymns handout and to Alan Alex (St. Gregorios, Dallas) who edited the recordings.


We pray that this may help our English-speaking faithful to sing and understand the meaningful liturgical hymns composed by our Church Fathers about the Feast of Pentecost.

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