Right Reverend Doctor Stephen F. Duncan completed his doctoral work in Sacred Music at the University of Memphis in Tennessee in July of 1991. He was ordained as an Oriental Orthodox priest in 1996, and was named OCCA bishop in Galveston in 2014. He is the Director of Fine Arts for the Galveston Independent School District in Galveston Texas as well as an adjunct Professor of Music at Galveston College. He continues to offer presentations on ethnomusicology, Native American and Hindusthani music at music and liturgy conferences across the country and around the world.
1999 0-7734-8273-3 This study examines the uses of indigenous music in the various services of the Rites of the Catholic Church in India since the Second Vatican Council. It is based on the documents of the Second Vatican Council, the post Conciliar documents of the Roman Curia and the documents of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, as well as interviews with those involved directly in the implementation of these documents on a national level in India. It examines the uses of the Hindu musical forms of bhajan (an antiphonal form of congregational singing) and kirtan (a form almost identical to the Western concept of hymn) in the liturgies of the Church. It deals both historically and speculatively with what is permitted in the Church's liturgies. Includes musical examples.
2004 0-7734-6479-4 This is the musical chronicle of Saints Constantine and Helen Serbian
Orthodox Church, established more than 100 years ago by Tsar Nicholas, II. Founded by Serbian and Greek immigrants, it has had Syrro-Arabian, Russian, Greek and Serbian pastors and music from each of these cultures. With
American, Serbian, Greek, Arab, and Russian parishioners, the multi-lingual approach used here may serve as a model for other Orthodox Churches in America.