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Choral Music Workshop: Sat. Sept. 24th

August 24, 2011 - Posted by  
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Choral Music Workshop: Sat. Sept. 24th

Choral Music Workshop   Sat. Sept. 24th – A day of music and singing techniques!  The Choir at St. George is the crown jewel of our liturgical celebrations. Because we are increasing in the number of liturgical services, we are adding music to our choral repertoire. This Choral Music Workshop will help choristers of every level improve their skills, and increase their abilities. We will be learning how to breathe properly, the importance of good breath control and the mechanics involved in sound  [Read more...]

On Orthodox Music in America

August 16, 2011 - Posted by  
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On Orthodox Music in America

Adapted from a lecture given at a seminar on Orthodox Church Music. This article appeared in The Burning Bush, a publication of the Holy Dormition Romanian Orthodox Monastery in Rives Junction, Michigan in 1994. Preliminary Considerations Anyone who studies Church music, knows that it is a dry matter and that it is not easy to make it understandable. We write this not because it is an interesting subject to speak about, but because it is necessary. We are often questioned by people unfamiliar  [Read more...]

Church Singing

July 19, 2011 - Posted by  
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Church Singing

by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) Choir rehearsals and vocal music lessons have begun at St. George in anticipation of the coming festal season. We’ll be publishing some information on the importance of theological singing and chant, and encourage all members, catechumens and inquirers to consider joining these rehearsals as a part of your own spiritual edification. See our Calendar for the schedule of Choir rehearsals. Remember, our choir leads the people of God in their prayers and exaltations, and is the crown of our  [Read more...]

Paschal Greetings!

April 24, 2011 - Posted by  
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Paschal Greetings!

How do you say “Christ is Risen!” in other languages? “Christ is Risen!” is the traditional greeting of Christians especially during the Paschal season, and has been for millenia. Looking for a way to communicate with other Orthodox Christians? Wanting to stump your friends during the Paschal season? Look no further! Aleut: Khristus anahgrecum! Alhecum anahgrecum! Aleut: Khris-tusax agla-gikux! Agangu-lakan agla-gikux! Albanian: Krishti U Ngjall! Vertet U Ngjall! Alutuq: Khris-tusaq ung-uixtuq! Pijii-nuq ung-uixtuq! Amharic: Kristos tenestwal! Bergit tenestwal! Anglo-Saxon: Crist aras! Crist sodhlice  [Read more...]