Posts about music

The Sounding Blog

Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Case for Country Music

Whoa, Podner!  What’s this guy doing? I realize this may seem wildly off the track, but bear with me. There is a message in here somewhere.  In this…

Jun 01, 2017
Listen, Pemptousia Partnership

The katavasies for ‘I will open my mouth’ – Iordanis Koutsimanis

As a living continuum of tradition, Byzantine music occupies an important position in the musical past of Veria. Today, gifted singers continue this musical…

Mar 22, 2017
Come Receive the Light

Sacred and Folk Orthodox Music

“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.” ― Johann Sebastian Bach In this edition of Come Receive…

Mar 18, 2016
Orthodox News

New Musical Arrangement for Liturgy Expected in 2016

  The Department of Sacred Music, of the Antiochian Christian Orthodox Archdiocese, is thrilled to announce Mr. nazo zakkak as their Composer in…

Sep 28, 2015
Orthodox News

St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press Unveils New Liturgical Music Book at All-American Council

At this year’s All-American Council in Atlanta, St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press unveiled a limited pre-release draft edition of its forthcoming publication,…

Jul 20, 2015
Come Receive the Light

Fighting Childhood Cancer

The new EIKONA album is out​, and Presvytera Stacey Dorrance is here to talk about their love for sacramental music in a language they understand, and…

May 28, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Orthodox Music Wins a Grammy!

A religious hymn is a great blessing for everyone. It constitutes praise to the Most High, honor for His holy people, worldwide harmony, an eloquent proof…

Feb 25, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Enter into the Spirit of Great Lent

Great Lent is about stepping out of the busyness of life and intentionally entering an arena to battle the passions. We are called to live simply and in…

Feb 19, 2015
The Sounding Blog

A Christmas Song that Blends East and West

Fr. Ivan Moody is a composer, conductor, and Orthodox priest. Currently Professor of Church Music at the University of Eastern Finland, his compositions…

Dec 24, 2014
The Sounding Blog

Christmas Music That Will Take You to Heaven

Although some people complain about Christmas music before Thanksgiving, Orthodox Christians have traditionally started chanting sacred hymns about Christmas…

Dec 15, 2014