From this site you can download a ZIP file containing
the files necessary to install DISMISSAL 1.2.2. Click on the download link below
and save the file Dismissal.zip to your
Desktop. Extract the contents
of the file, noting the destination folder, and from that folder run
If a previous version of DISMISSAL is installed on the
destination computer, use Windows’ Add or Remove Programs utility to
remove it before installing the current release.
This application is freeware. But if you love DISMISSAL and would like to make a donation to help defray development costs, feel free!
Download DISMISSAL 1.2.2
Read the FAQ.
This application was created by Deacon David B. Keim
in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 as a project for the St. Stephen's Course in
Orthodox Theology. It is
designed to generate the dismissal proper for a variety of the divine
services of the Orthodox Church for any given day of the year.
In general, this application automates the rules for
the construction of the dismissals set forth in The Liturgikon: The Book of Divine Services for the Priest
and Deacon (Antakya Press, 1989), as such
rules have been supplemented and amplified by the materials published on
the website of the St. Raphael Clergy Brotherhood of the Diocese of Wichita
and Mid-America (Antiochian Archdiocese), as well as in the weekly Typikon Notes that at one time were
published by the Brotherhood.
Release notes for this version can be found in the README.TXT file included in the installation file
downloaded from this site.
See an example of the formatted output in Microsoft
Word. The application
also permits output to be directed to an unformatted text file. This example is the dismissal
generated for the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, served on December 26, 2004 (the synaxis of the Thetotokos
and commemoration of David the King, Joseph the Betrothed, and James the
Brother-of-God), served in a temple dedicated to St. Raphael of
The first time DISMISSAL runs on a system,
the program may appear sluggish.
This is because the program has to “learn” the location of various
system files and components.
Application speed will increase when it has run a few times.
If it appears that the program has opened
an instance of Microsoft Word but no text appears, select another date and
click the “Create Dismissal” button again. This should prod the text out of
memory and into a document.
This generally only happens on the first run after installation;
after the application has run a few times this problem seems to go
The program generally runs better if it
opens an instance of Microsoft Word or Notepad on its own. Close all instances of these
programs before starting DISMISSAL.
DISMISSAL requires Microsoft Scripting
runtime file scrrun.dll, which
is not bundled in the startup package. Most current MS Windows
installations will already have this file and updating it through the VB
setup utility can be problematic.
If a runtime error is generated indicating that this DLL is absent
or out of date, the latest version can be downloaded directly from
Microsoft. Users of Windows 98, ME, and NT can download the scripting
package containing scrrun.dll here. Users
of Windows XP and 2000 can download the same
DISMISSAL requires Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT,
or XP and Microsoft Word. You
must also have the Microsoft Visual Basic runtime DLLs and certain ActiveX
files installed on your computer for this program to run correctly. Other than as noted above, the
setup program should automatically install the required files, but Visual
Basic has been known to have some problems installing on computers with
certain customized environments (for instance, if the target computer has
more than one hard drive or more than one partition on its hard
drive). For best results, run
Windows’ update utility before installing to make sure you have the latest
Windows components installed.
Use and redistribution of DISMISSAL is governed by the
terms of the README.TXT file included in the installation file
downloaded from this site.