The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians Annual Meeting to Join Affiliated Ministries at the 2024 Clergy-Laity Congress

The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians will hold their annual meeting in conjunction with the 2024 Clergy Laity Congress June 29 – July 3, 2024. Indeed, “In Christ, we are One!”. The National Forum is the Music Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, whose purpose is to strengthen and perpetuate liturgical music and elevate the worship experience of the Greek Orthodox Church through its liturgical music.

The National Forum will begin its participation in the 2024 Clergy Laity Congress by singing at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 30. The National Forum Reception will be held the evening of Sunday, June 30 at which time the Saint Romanos Medallion, the highest honor awarded within the church music ministry, will be presented by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros. There will also be a selection of music performed by the National Forum Choir during the reception. The choir will also sing at the Official Opening Ceremony of the Congress after which the business sessions begin, continuing through Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

The National Forum meeting will review projects undertaken throughout the year, including the Saint Romanos Church Music Festival, Directors Certification Program, Music Education for Young People, Liturgical Guidebook, Anastasiou Liturgy publication in English as well as updates by the eight Church Musicians Federations which comprise the National Forum.

Workshop for Clergy-Laity Delegates:

The National Forum will present a workshop during the Congress, entitled “Creating a Singing Parish” on Tuesday, July 2 at 9 am. This workshop will share ideas for building a parish program of church music that extends beyond the choir and chanters. Participants will also receive information about the various Archdiocese and National Forum materials and resources that are available to assist in incorporating more hymn singing throughout the parish.

All are welcome to join the National Forum during their sessions as they strengthen and develop this vital Archdiocesan ministry!

For more information, visit the National Forum website or contact:

Nick Chimitris

National Chairman [email protected]

Photo courtesy of the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians.

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