The AGES DCS (Digital Chant Stand) app for iPhone and iPad gives you access to a growing library of free online Orthodox Christian liturgical texts and music. It brings together available texts, musical scores and audio recordings of hymns and entire services, to facilitate learning, preparation, and performance in church.
All content and functionality is available at no cost.
You will need to be online to download the DCS materials.
AGES DCS is the evolution of eMatins, previously produced and offered by Fr. Seraphim Dedes. You can print PDF booklets of services as well as individual scores directly from your iPad.
This public version of AGES DCS is offered for free and as is. The translations, rubrics, Greek and English texts are for the purposes of worship only and are subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by the authors, translators, developers, and personnel associated with their publication. Every effort has been made to make the materials as complete and as accurate as possible, but no warranty of fitness is implied.
For information about other versions of AGES DCS and the inclusion of different texts and music, contact AGES Initiatives.
AGES Initiatives envisions all Orthodox Christian churches having the texts, music and trained singers needed to maintain the fullest possible liturgical life.
- Fixed issue that could cause score to disappear when playing audio and for the audio player to occasionally disappear
- Fixed issue that disrupted caching and caused scores to not be viewable from Media popover/screen
Updated in 7.1:
- ADAPTED FOR UPCOMING SERVER UPDATE (sometime in the near future you will need this version to continue viewing service scores)
- Fixed thumbnail view so that tap goes to specific page rather than toggling thumbnail view "off"
- Improved behavior in dark mode
- Updated to work better with larger system text sizes
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Easy to follow along
I’m a layperson who can read the Greek but cannot understand it so I love having Greek on one side and English on the other, as the church I attend does Sunday Orthros and Liturgy 100% in Greek.
I truly appreciate all the hard work and time spent to make this available to pay people! I used to print off a copy each week but now I just use my phone. Such a simple app to use!
I am an experienced western singer trying to learn the music of the Eastern Orthodox Church. This is a helpful resource for me. I do wish everything that is supposed to be sung has music or audio, but this has been a super helpful start. I also love hearing Fr Seraphim Dede’s voice (Father Bless!) - His style is simple and his voice is pleasant and not distracting :) Thank you!
The best orthodox service app for everyone
I use this every day, is invaluable to prayer life and following along with the hymns and prayers of the church, has the prayers, music in byzantine and western notation, and even recordings built in. Thank you so much for this!
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- AGES Initiatives, Inc.
- 3.5 MB
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2014, 2020 AGES Initiatives, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- 6-month patronage $9.99
- 12-month patronage $19.99
- Gold level $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.