• Byzantine Music and the Orthodox Family

    Center for Family Care

    January 13, 2016

    Byzantine music recordings from Great Lent, Great and Holy Pascha, and Pentecost along with PDF versions of the music. Read More

  • Learn to Chant - The Akathist

    Audio

    December 30, 2015

    Learn to Chant the Service of the Salutations to the Theotokos and the Canon of the Akathist. On the first four Fridays of Lent, we chant the Service of the Salutations to the Theotokos at Small Compline. On the fifth Friday of Lent, we chant the Canon of the Akathist in its entirety. Audio and translation courtesy of Fr. Seraphim Dedes. Read More

  • Learn to Chant - Chant Resources

    Musicians: Choirs and Chanters

    December 29, 2015

    Resources for learning to Chant in the Byzantine style from a variety of sources around the Archdiocese. Read More

  • Christ Our Ison: Byzantine Music and the Orthodox Family

    Center for Family Care

    June 23, 2015

    Chanting Christ is Risen! brought the enduring, indestructible joy of the glorious Resurrection of our Lord into our home. It made the words of the hymn—Christ is Risen from the dead by death trampling down upon death and to those in the tombs He has granted LIFE!—common knowledge and a kind of family creed. Read More

  • National Choir Conference Set for July

    National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians

    June 1, 2015

    The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians will hold its annual meeting July 8-12, at Holy Trinity Church. The Church Music Federations of each metropolis send five delegates to the meeting but, in addition, any and all current National Forum stewards are welcomed and encouraged to attend, according to Maria Keritsis, national chairman. Read More

  • Music as a Ministry

    Center for Family Care

    January 28, 2014

    What is it about music and rhyme that attracts us so? Read about some convincing reasons why we should use music to teach our children both at home, at church, and at school. Read More

  • Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir Presents "Blessed are the Peacemakers" - November 30, 2013

    Video

    November 30, 2013

    With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, 37 members of the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America traveled to Constantinople for the Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on November 27 - December 2. Ten members of the choir were from Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. Read More

  • Music in the Orthodox Church

    GOTelecom

    November 23, 2013

    Learn about music in the Orthodox Church. Discovering Orthodox Christianity is a series of talks, shows, and presentations designed to introduce and explain the basic teaching of Orthodox Christianity. Read More

  • Music for Our Souls (1 of 2)

    GOTelecom

    November 11, 2012

    Learn about Orthodox hymnology, the music for our souls. The Holy Cross Live! Series is designed to introduce the basic teachings of Orthodox Christianity. Read More

  • Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir Concert: "We have seen the Light" - June 16, 2012

    Archdiocese Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

    June 16, 2012

    The Archdiocese School of Byzantine Music of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America presents, "We have seen the Light." Chanted by the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir and a select number of the students from the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music. The concert was held at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. New York, NY on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Read More

  • Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir - October 26, 2011

    Archdiocese Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

    October 26, 2011

    On October 26, the Archdiocesan Youth Choir and the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir celebrated Archbishop Demetrios' nameday with a concert at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York, NY. Read More

  • Archdiocese School of Byzantine Music - Arise O Lord

    Archdiocese Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

    May 8, 2011

    The Archdiocese School of Byzantine Music of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America presents Arise O Lord, from the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Sunday, May 8, 2011. Read More

  • Between the Flood and the Rainbow: A Study of The Great Canon of Saint Andrew

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    December 17, 2005

    The Internet School of Orthodox Studies Fall 2005 series of ten 90-minute educational classes are intended to provide Christians the opportunity to examine the scriptural and ethical directives of the Great Canon (chanted during the fifth week of Great Lent). Each week a different canticle of the Great Canon will be studied. This series is presented by Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos. Read More

  • Orthodox Byzantine Music

    Musicians: Choirs and Chanters

    August 12, 2005

    Byzantine music is the medieval sacred chant of Christian Churches following the Orthodox rite. This tradition, encompassing the Greek-speaking world, developed in Byzantium from the establishment of its capital, Constantinople, in 330 until its fall in 1453. Read More

  • New Church Music Resource Announced The 2003 Liturgical Guidebook

    Press Office

    January 21, 2003

    The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians has recently completed and distributed the 2003 edition of the LITURGICAL GUIDEBOOK. This is the Forum’s 27th edition of the GUIDEBOOK since its origin with the GOYA Music Committee in the 1960's. It lists the weekly changes of the hymns, responses, verses, and Gospel and Epistle readings for the Sunday Divine Liturgies and all the major Feast Days. Read More

  • Sing Praises to God: An Examination of the Eight Tones

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    December 17, 1999

    The Internet School of Orthodox Studies Fall 1999 series of 90 minute educational classes are intended to assist Orthodox Christians to more fully prepare themselves for each week’s respective Sunday Orthros and Liturgy. This series is presented by Rev. Fr. Frank Marangos, Rev. Fr. Michael Bird, Rev. Fr. Christopher Makiej, Rev. Dr. Constantine Newman, Rev. Fr. Andrew George, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Kastanas, Rev. Dr. Nick Krommydas, and Rev. Fr. Theodore Barbas. Read More

  • Hymnology of Great Lent

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    March 16, 1999

    The Internet School of Orthodox Studies Spring 1999 series of 90-minute educational classes are intended to assist Orthodox Christians to more fully prepare themselves for the celebration of Lent and Easter. Participants will examine the Scriptural, Liturgical, and theological aspects of the Hymnology of Great Lent in a casual yet systematic fashion. The Lenten hymnology that will be studied is available online for listening in both English and Greek within the Multimedia Section of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese website. This series is presented by Rev. Fr. Frank Marangos. Read More

  • The Akathist Hymn

    GOTelecom

    December 4, 1995

    This beautiful documentary pays tribute to the Theotokos (Mother of God) and explains the importance of her role as intercessor in the Greek Orthodox Church. Read More

  • Music for Our Souls (2 of 2)

    GOTelecom

    November 11, 1985

    Learn more about Orthodox hymnology, the music for our souls. The Holy Cross Live! Series is designed to introduce the basic teachings of Orthodox Christianity. Read More