Hymns after Psalm 50 in the Triodio, by Dimosthenis Païkopoulos (Open to me the gates of repentance – The multitude of my past iniquities)

Hymns after Psalm 50 in the Triodio, by Dimosthenis Païkopoulos (Open to me the gates of repentance – The multitude of my past iniquities)

The period of the Triodio and Great Lent is very important for the spiritual life of the Church. This is because it prepares us properly for our participation in the greatest feast of the Church, the Lord’s Resurrection. The content of the hymns and the melodic accompaniment with which they...

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Doxastiko at Lauds on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ (plagal tone four) – Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas

Doxastiko at Lauds on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ (plagal tone four) – Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas

Watch now  The Doxastiko at Lauds on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ in plagal tone four (Των νομικών διδαγμάτων ) by the late Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas, Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ, performed by himself and his choir at the lectern. Recorded...

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‘Christ is born, glorify…’- slow mode setting by Matthaios Vatopaidinos

‘Christ is born, glorify…’- slow mode setting by Matthaios Vatopaidinos

Listen now  Apart from its profound theological significance, the great feast of the Entry of the Mother of God has also been a source of inspiration and poetry for Holy Tradition. This is why it has been embellished with one of the most beautiful services in the annual cycle. High...

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‘Where the Shade of your Grace Falls, Archangel’ (choir of fathers from Vatopaidi)

‘Where the Shade of your Grace Falls, Archangel’ (choir of fathers from Vatopaidi)

The monastic life has been called the angelic state, as being the pre-eminent way of imitating and following the life of the angels. Monastics are always striving to live as citizens of heaven. They consider themselves no more than temporary visitors on earth and their constant desire is to be...

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Lord in the Light… (set to music by Ioannis Koukouzelis. Tone plagal three)

Lord in the Light… (set to music by Ioannis Koukouzelis. Tone plagal three)

Listen now  On the occasion of the feast of the Transfiguration, the Greek Byzantine Choir, under the direction of the late Lykourgos Angelopoulos, Archon Protopsaltis of the Most Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople, sings, in plagal tone three, the verse from the Psalms ‘Lord they will walk in the light of...

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Lykourgos Angelopoulos – “Spotless Undefiled”

Lykourgos Angelopoulos – “Spotless Undefiled”

Lykourgos Angelopoulos, Archon Protopsaltis of the Most Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople and founder of the Greek Byzantine Choir (†2014) Listen now  From a live recording at a service in the church of Saint Irene, Aiolou St., 30 March 2001. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian...

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‘Triumphant Leader’ (setting by Georgios Raidestinos), Greek Byzantine Choir

‘Triumphant Leader’ (setting by Georgios Raidestinos), Greek Byzantine Choir

Listen now  ‘Triumphant Leader’ (setting by Georgios Raidestinos), tone plagal four. Sung by the Greek Byzantine Choir conducted by Lykourgos Angelopoulos. From the CD Hymne Acathiste (2005). Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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‘My soul, my soul, arise, why are you sleeping’, (kontakion, Great Canon)

‘My soul, my soul, arise, why are you sleeping’, (kontakion, Great Canon)

Listen now From a recording of a concert of the Greek Byzantine Choir in Patras on 3/11/2006. The setting is by Konstantinos Pringos and the piece is sung by Panayiotis Koutras, the Protopsaltis of the church of Our Lady Myrtidiotissa, Alimos. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK...

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Recordings from the Christmas Vigil at the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi

Recordings from the Christmas Vigil at the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi

As the ‘capital of feasts’, Christmas is honoured on the Holy Mountain with a vigil, during the course of which the monks sing hymns and troparia of exceptional poetic and musical beauty. At the Divine Liturgy on the day itself, ‘Those who have been baptized in Christ’ is sung in...

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Liturgical Hymns. Tone plagal one – Choir of Saint Dimitrios’ church, Thessaloniki

Liturgical Hymns. Tone plagal one – Choir of Saint Dimitrios’ church, Thessaloniki

Saint Dimitrios, the patron saint of Thessaloniki, occupies a special place in the liturgical tradition of the city. The magnificent basilica, with the Grace-giving relics of the saint, is a source of consolation and blessing. The famous mosaics, the catacombs, and the Byzantine icons in the chapel of Saint Efthymios...

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