Parish Package: Content


  1. Vespers, Matins, Liturgy

  2. Small Compline

  3. Hierarchical services for parish

  4. Door opening and Consecration

  5. Parish feast day

  6. Lenten services

  7. Holy Week and Easter

  8. Funeral

  9. Memorial

  10. Sacraments

  11. Paraklesis (Great and Small)


1. The client will get the available texts and music for all the services which are required for parishes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. These are computed services (changeable parts included), in DCS and also printable. The client has the option to have printable static text with the changeable parts as inserts.


2. The content of Small Compline is virtually the same from day to day, except for the Kontakion and the dismissal. The client has the option to have Small Compline as a static text with the changeable parts left blank (for printed version), or as a computed service in DCS, with the changeable parts included.


3. For episcopal visits to the parish, the client gets the modified texts for the affected services. Advance notice is required.


4. Where applicable, the client is entitled to the texts and music for their church’s Dooropening (Θηρανοίξια) and also Consecration. These texts will be customized with regard to names (church, bishop, metropolis, saints whose relics are deposited), and other specifications. These texts are provided once, when needed.


5. The client gets the available texts and music for their church’s feast day. Texts and rubrics will be tailored to the parish’s specifications. Advance notice is required when there will be a hierarch in attendance.


6. The client gets the following weekday Lenten services: Forgiveness Vespers, Great Compline, Presanctified Liturgies for Wednesdays, Salutations and Akathist for Fridays. In DCS these are computed services. As printables, they are static with inserts for variable parts.


7. Holy Week and Easter services, text and music, will continue to be available as in the past. Clients may request customizations (e.g. selection and music of Encomia for Friday evening, order/rubrics of Pascha services.)


8. The client gets the available texts and music for the Funeral Service.


9. The client gets the available texts and music for the Memorial Service.


10. The English texts of sacraments are typically copyrighted. The client may need to obtain permission to include such texts in their DCS library. AGES will also seek to obtain rights to more texts, to offer them free or as premium content.


11. The client gets the available texts and music for the Great and Small Paraklesis services (aka Supplicatory Canons) to the Theotokos. Some customization is possible, but these would be static texts.