I am helping put together an English-language Divine Liturgy book for our Greek parish and am looking to consult other American sources on common proper practice. For Sunday Divine Liturgy in parishes that don’t follow the Typica/Beatitudes, the 3rd Antiphon seems to be an elusive mystery as to how it is properly handled. Fr. Konstantinos Papagianni has a proposed formula in his Systema Typikou and Handbook for Readers and Chanters, but I’m not sure if it is necessarily adopted elsewhere. The Violakis Tyikon doesn’t even offer options outside of the Beatitudes and Typica for Sundays. The following is what I gleaned from Papagianni:
Mode of the Week. Psalm 117.
Verse: O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever.
Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Mode of the Week.
Verse: Let all that fear the Lord now say that He is good, for His mercy endures for ever.
Verse: This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Is this followed by any American parishes to your knowledge? The model we currently follow, and I am unsure as to where it was gleaned, only has 2 recitations of the Resurrectional Apolytikion, then the Entrance, followed by the 3rd instance. I believe Papagianni’s argument is that it is a shame if the Apolytikion is only chanted once, and perhaps 2 times with a 3rd after the entrance covers this a bit.
Most English-language books simply tell the reader to use the assigned hymns with no direction as to how the Antiphons are supposed to be performed.
Thanks for any insight and/or direction,
Edited by Anthony Cornett, 02 December 2014 - 06:27 PM.