“The music of the Church...requires in us a longing to know God and to possess a desire to behold Him portrayed in our song. It requires that we be true to Christ, for in singing and chanting we become witnesses (martyrs) to the truth.” Dr. Constantine Cavarnos.
Chanting the services of the Church, reading the Scriptures and prayers within the Church, is a great blessing and responsibility. Through our song and words, we imitate and join the angels in their unceasing praise of God; the heavens and the earth are united in our common doxology to the Lord.
If anyone is interested in learning more about Byzantine hymnody and in assisting in this ministry, please contact Fr. Demetri.