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.
- Addressed issue where audio & score links could disappear in Services
New in 6.1:
- Fixed MP3 player controls to be visible again in iOS 11
- Fixed popovers to display correctly in iOS 11
- Latest Update screen now correctly shows items from our Twitter feed
- Rotating from portrait to landscape shows split pane again
- Fixed issue where language control on Service screen would sometimes disappear
Ratings and Reviews
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!
Great app. I wish it just had the tones like a piano so I can hear the notes.
Texts and music available for offline use
This app offers the functionality of the DCS website. It allows the texts and music to be brought into the app while you have Wifi, and they are available within the app later even if you don't have a Wifi in the church. So helpful to have the service text and the music integrated and visible at the same time. What a great asset to the whole Church, thanks to the hard work of those at AGES Initiatives and the donations to this worthy nonprofit.
- AGES Initiatives, Inc.
- 5.4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014, 2018 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.