May the Peace and Blessings of our Lord be with you all!
Recently I purchased the Gospel Commentary from the Old Orthodox Church of the Nativity in Erie (ROCOR) which contains the liturgical homilies read during Matins. I have provided a link below:https://securehost85.hrwebservices.net/~cotn//shopping/product_info.php?cPath=21_28&products_id=162&osCsid=dd591e61a01037bdec7af7cdf701cd84
However on the CD I recently bought called "Of Thy Mystical Supper:The Russian Old Rite Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in Znamenny Chant," that is now available from the Russian Orthodox Old Rite Church in Gervais, Oregon the Liturgical Homily is chanted at the end of the Liturgy?
However this may just be done for the CD recording and not in actual practice? I don't know?
You can hear a few audio clips here:http://www.synaxis.info/psalom/pages/CD/new_cd.html
You can buy it online here:http://orthodoxincense.com/bookstore_080208_1.html
Really beautiful Znamenny Chant in Church Slavonic!
Does anyone know anymore about what Liturgical Homilies are? Is this practice now limited to the Russian Orthodox Church? by that I mean within the last few hundred years as I know the Gospel Commentary and the practice of Liturgical Homilies did not originate in Russia. Does anyone know more about when the Liturgical Homily is to be read?
From the CD that came with my purchase of the Gospel Commentary the Homily is instructed to be broken into sections and read after various Odes of the Canon at Matins.
Should this practice of reading the Liturgical Homilies be more commonly used amongst Non-Russian-Old-Rite parishes (pretty much 99% of Orthodox parishes) for the benefit of the laity?