Posts about sacred music

Christian Rights and Religious Persecution

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…

Jan 30, 2016
The Sounding

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…

Dec 03, 2015
The Sounding

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…

Nov 30, 2015
Orthodox Seminary News

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…

Sep 01, 2015
Pemptousia Partnership

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…

Apr 15, 2015
The Sounding

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

An American Punk Drummer Who Is Saving Syrian Orthodox Chant

After discovering there were absolutely no recordings of some of the most ancient of all Christian chanting styles, an American punk drummer decided to…

Dec 12, 2014
The Sounding

Rachmaninoff’s Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) is one of the best known Russian composers of the 20th century. His works, especially for piano and orchestra, are…

Dec 09, 2014
The Sounding

Tavener: Svyati

Sir John Tavener (1944-2013) wrote many substantial concert works which explore the spirituality of the Orthodox Church, and he was very concerned with…

Dec 03, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Spirituality and Singing in Mount Athos

Watch and listen as Hieromonk Thomas from the brotherhood of “Thomades” at Small St. Anne’s Skete on Mount Athos, shares stories from…

Nov 19, 2014