This video features Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos, Dr. Vicki Pappas, and Dr. Grammenos Karanos.
- What are the distinctive qualities of Byzantine chant and music?
- How does the music of the Orthodox Church fit into the life of the Church?
- What are the different tones in Byzantine chant?
- Do the hymns and responses constitute prayers or are they simply responses to the priest or officiating bishop?
- Should the faithful simply listen or join in with the cantor or choir?
- Is the music of the Church today the same as it was centuries ago or has it evolved?
- How can I learn to participate if I don't know Byzantine music?
- What is the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians?
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