Orthodoxy in the Old Testament Prophets and Music  

Orthodoxy in the Old Testament Prophets and Music  

In celebration of the Three Hierarchs, we went back into our archives to find a conversation between Fr. Chris Metropulos, currently the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology,  and Fr. Deacon Irenaios Anderson, Associate Dean of Academics and Instructor of Old Testament for Saint Herman...

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Daily Devotion, January 16: Sing and Make Melody to the Lord

Daily Devotion, January 16: Sing and Make Melody to the Lord

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  Colossians 3:16 Today’s reflection is not about a specific line of the Liturgy but addresses the subject of...

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Byzantine Chanters Release Christmas Album

Byzantine Chanters Release Christmas Album

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina.  In preparation for one of the most joyful days of the Orthodox church, the feast of the Birth of Jesus Christ, two chanters are using their voices and an ancient tradition to tell the story of the Nativity. The Christmas album, “Byzantine Ark- Nativity of God Incarnate,”...

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One Man “Orthodox- Apella,” Tyler Mancuso, Sings Again

One Man “Orthodox- Apella,” Tyler Mancuso, Sings Again

You’ve seen his videos “The Virgin Cometh Today,”  “Bless The Lord,” even the Kontakion of St. Rapahael, on our Facebook page and website.  Tyler Mancuso, the self titled One Man Orthodox-Apella,” sings all the parts to Orthodox Hymns and pop songs.  He really is quite amazing! In his new video on YouTube,  “We Are...

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The Byzantine Octopus

The Byzantine Octopus

  Inspired by the Boston Byzantine Music Festival, the Orthodox Christian Network is featuring the outstanding exhibition of ecclesiastical beauty which, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers an opportunity for all people to experience the rapture of our Church’s Byzantine Music. Please join us in raising awareness for this...

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The Psaltic Art: Material Grace in Byzantine Music

The Psaltic Art: Material Grace in Byzantine Music

  The Living Christ is our Communion, the Fullness of all things. We consume physical things with changed essence, the essence of bread and wine becomes the Body and Blood of Christ. In this life we will seldom find pure visions of the kingdom but we can catch glimpses of...

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Celebrate Open House and Orthodox Ed Day October 3

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Celebrate Open House and Orthodox Ed Day October 3

The community of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary has been busy making final preparations for Orthodox Education Day, “East Meets East,” slated to be celebrated on the school’s campus on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The seminary’s annual open house and fall festival will celebrate the relationship between the Oriental and...

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St. Tikhon’s to Sponsor Premiere of New Sacred Music

St. Tikhon’s to Sponsor Premiere of New Sacred Music

St. Tikhon’s to Sponsor Premiere of New Sacred Music Professional Vocal Ensemble Giving Benefit Concert in Manhattan on November 12 SOUTH CANAAN, PA (August 31, 2015) –  The Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, a professional vocal ensemble under the auspices of America’s oldest Orthodox monastery, will give a concert...

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Photios Ketsetzis Appointed Professor of Byzantine Music Emeritus

Photios Ketsetzis Appointed Professor of Byzantine Music Emeritus

Rev. Nicholas C. Triantafilou recently announced the appointment of Professor Photios Ketsetzis to the rank of Emeritus Professor.  The appointment to the rank of Emeritus Professor is one of honor and esteem and requires approval of the Board of Trustees acting at the recommendation of the President, who acts on...

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The Style and Ethos of Athonite Singing

The Style and Ethos of Athonite Singing

By Fr. Iakovos the Athonite Once, when I was talking to an Elder who’d been on the Holy Mountain for many years (more than twice the number I had), he mentioned the following in the course of conversation: ‘the late Father E… would always sing this doxastiko [a special hymn,...

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