The Department of Missions and Evangelism
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Liturgics, Structure, & Ordo
"lo, I am with you always,
even to the end of the age."
The Department of Missions and Evangelism proposes to work with the Department of Sacred Music to help save souls by strengthening our parishes in praising God in worship. By cosponsoring and conducting local workshops, we can help train chanters, choir directors, and choir singers, as well as working with deacons and priests to match the pitch and sing together to create a seamless and prayerful experience of the Kingdom of God not of this world. The immediate and specific goal would be to raise the level of musical competency to the degree that we can truly meet Christ and experience the mystical power of the Church by the grace of the Holy Spirit. Our musicians don’t necessarily need to become experts, but they need to become competent enough that they “disappear,” as it were, allowing the presence of the Holy Trinity to “appear” together with all the saints and angels in a divine encounter.
WHAT IS AUTHENTIC ORTHODOX MUSIC?
May 16, 2008 Length: 31:24
You may be surprised by the answer from musicologist, composer, arranger, author and Sacred Music Department Committee member (Antiochian) Fr. John Finley!
This is an episode from The Illumined Heart with Kevin Allen, a production of Ancient Faith Radio.
The Saint Romanos Chanters Training Program is designed to teach the Byzantine tones in English as sung in the Antiochian Orthodox tradition. The course is designed as a self-directed study in Byzantine music using western notation and uses printed music, theory and audio CD’s.
Fr. David Barr is also available if you would like to have a chanting workshop at your parish.
A Program of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid America
Father David Barr, Director
Congregational singing is an important part of the Orthodox Church. Order your copies of this great liturgical resource from the Antiochian Village Bookstore.
The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity contains text and music for congregational participation.
soft cover, spiral bound
Third Printing, 2007
8.5 x 7.25 x 0.3"
St. Gregory Palamas
"What can I say to those people who, in the Church, neither stand in silence, nor join in the singing, but instead meet one another and mix our reasonable worship of God with worldly chatter? They do not listen themselves to the divinely inspired words, and prevent others who want to listen from doing so... In this house the words of eternal life are both spoken and heard, on the one hand by us, as we beseech God for eternal life with unashamed hope, and on the other hand by God, as He gives eternal life to those who ask with their whole heart and mind."
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