Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos: Christmas’ Deeper Meaning (Part I)

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos: Christmas’ Deeper Meaning (Part I)

Every time we stand before the Lord either in prayer or in celebration in Church of an event from the life of Christ, or we are in any other way experiencing the presence of the Lord, two basic things happen, which are attested by the Church and the experience of...

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One-Man A Capella Band Beautifully Sings Orthodox Hymns

One-Man A Capella Band Beautifully Sings Orthodox Hymns

You have probably heard the Orthodox Hymn “Bless The Lord,” but I guarantee you have not heard it like this. Tyler Mancuso performs this hymn as a one-man A Capella choir, and the results are staggering. Tyler has been recognized by the Ellen Degeneres show, Yahoo, and even MSN—bringing the...

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The Three Best Recordings of Agni Parthene, an Orthodox Christian Hymn from Modern Times

The Three Best Recordings of Agni Parthene, an Orthodox Christian Hymn from Modern Times

Orthodox Christians aren’t known for liturgical innovation. Yet there continue to be new hymns written and new music composed. Perhaps one of the most famous recent hymns comes from the pen of St. Nektarios of Aegina. “Agni Parthene,” or “O Pure Virgin,” is a hymn to the Theotokos. Chanted in...

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A Universal Liturgical Language

A Universal Liturgical Language

“I will sing unto the Lord throughout my life, I will chant to my God for as long as I have my being. May my words be sweet unto Him, and I will rejoice in the Lord,” Prophet David prays. And the sweetness of Byzantine chant makes these words my...

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It’s Christmas Day – What’s next?

It’s Christmas Day – What’s next?

Dr. Violet Leathers asks: It’s Christmas Day – What’s next? Tune in to find out about the Christian meaning of the popular carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

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O, Only Begotten Son

O, Only Begotten Son

On Worship in Spirit and Truth, we join Dr. Demetrios Katos, as he helps listeners get more out of the Divine Liturgy – and the Christmas season – by examining the hymn “O, Only Begotten Son.”

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Christmas Carol Messages

Christmas Carol Messages

This week on Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos speaks on the messages found within our Christmas Carols.

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Icons in Sound: St. Basil the Great

Icons in Sound: St. Basil the Great

Holy Week presents us with powerful experiences, liturgically and musically. On “Icons in Sound,” Vlad Morosan explores some of the musical and hymnographic highlights of Great and Holy Week, featuring beautiful hymns from the Byzantine and Slavic traditions sung, for the most part, in English.

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