‘At your deathless Dormition’, plagial tone two (Choir of Vatopaidi)

‘At your deathless Dormition’, plagial tone two (Choir of Vatopaidi)

Listen now  The Choir of the Fathers of Vatopaidi sing the Doxastiko at Lauds for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, in plagial tone two. Source: pemptousia.com  

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“Let us celebrate the feast of Pentecost” – Elder Stefanos of the Daniïleï Brotherhood

“Let us celebrate the feast of Pentecost” – Elder Stefanos of the Daniïleï Brotherhood

Listen now  The late Elder Stefanos of the Daniïleï Brotherhood (Katounakia, the Holy Mountain) sings the wonderful hymn from Vespers on the Eve of Pentecost. This hymn encapsulates the ‘majestic and great mystery’, the advent of the Holy Spirit into the world. Tone 1 “Let us celebrate the feast of...

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‘The Day of the Resurrection’

‘The Day of the Resurrection’

Greek Byzantine Choir Listen now ‘The Day of the Resurrection’, the doxastiko at Lauds, Easter Matins, set to music by Iakovos Protopsaltis and recorded at a concert in Ghent which took place on 19/4/2012. Recorded by V. Zakharis, image by I. Panousakis. Source: pemptousia.com  

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‘You Who clothed Yourself with light as a garment’ – Great Friday Vespers

‘You Who clothed Yourself with light as a garment’ – Great Friday Vespers

‘You Who clothed Yourself with light as a garment’. Hymn at the taking down from the Cross, Great Friday Vespers. Sung in plagial tone 1 by Elder Iakovos, the Protopsaltis of the Protato, the main church in Karyes, the capital of the Holy Mountain. Source: pemptousia.com  

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“In tears, the harlot…” – Hymns of Holy Wednesday

“In tears, the harlot…” – Hymns of Holy Wednesday

Archimandrite Pavlos chants hymns of Holy Wednesday. Source: pemptousia.com  

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‘My soul, my soul’, Kontakion in the Great Canon (Gr. Daravanoglou)

‘My soul, my soul’, Kontakion in the Great Canon (Gr. Daravanoglou)

With the vocal resonance which is his hallmark, Archon Maestro of the Great Church of Christ, Grigorios Daravanoglou sings ‘My soul, my soul’ the famous kontakion of Great Lent and the Great Canon. It is one of the most moving troparia of the time of Great Lent, a period of...

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The Doxastiko at Lauds on the 1st Sunday in Lent

The Doxastiko at Lauds on the 1st Sunday in Lent

Theodore Rokas   When we commemorate the saints for the first Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy (when we read the Synaxari), we see: on that day, the first Sunday of the Fast, we commemorate the memory of the restoration of the holy and venerable icons, effected by the...

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Learn the Skills of Byzantine Chant, Iconography and Liturgical Textile Arts in South Carolina

Learn the Skills of Byzantine Chant, Iconography and Liturgical Textile Arts in South Carolina

The Liturgical Arts Academy is a one-week intensive program to teach the skills of Byzantine Chant, Iconography and Liturgical Textile Arts in an atmosphere of prayer, study, discussion and communion. Held at the beautiful Diakonia Retreat Center in upstate South Carolina, the Academy hosts adult students of all ages and...

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‘Do not turn away your face’ (sung by Matthaios Tsamkiranis)

‘Do not turn away your face’ (sung by Matthaios Tsamkiranis)

In Great Lent, the Orthodox Church, through its long, penitential services, seeks the mystical experience and approach of the Passion and the Resurrection. With this in mind, the hymns of this period are of an appropriate content, and present the events of our salvation to us the faithful. The joyful...

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‘To you victorious leader of triumphant hosts’, ancient melody, 4th plagial tone (former Protopsaltis Archon Leonidas Asteris)

‘To you victorious leader of triumphant hosts’, ancient melody, 4th plagial tone (former Protopsaltis Archon Leonidas Asteris)

The Akathistos Hymn occupies an important in the reverential period of Great Lent and is one of the most popular and well-known hymns, both in terms of its melody and poetry. Its inclusion in the Triodio can be explained by the fact that the content is linked to the joyful...

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