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Sacred Music / Choir

“In Orthodoxy, which is identical with the ancient Apostolic Church, everything is humble because everything comes from the Gospels, which are humility itself. Everything is simple, unaffected and solemn, as are the Gospels. All the music of our Church is contrition-evoking, not theatrical. Our religion says, Chant with understanding, that is, with wisdom and devoutness.”
Photios Kontoglou (+1965)

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Liturgical music is not just for the choir. We encourage everyone to participate, by singing, reading the Epistles, or chanting. Please contact us with any questions you may have about the music at St Nicholas Orthodox Church.

For more in-depth answers about music, its role in the Liturgical Life of Christ’s Holy Church, or the History of Music go to Antiochian.org/Music.


Online Resources:

  • Sheet music, Most Used @ St Nicholas
  • Sacred Music Library, Full Searchable Music Library @ Antiochian Archdiocese
  • Online Liturgical Guide,  Weekly word-for-word texts for the divine services, along with embedded hyperlinks to corresponding sheet music. Includes a liturgical calendar, daily readings, listings of saints, fasting guidelines, and the popular spiritual “Thought for the Day” from the Church Fathers and our own Metropolitan JOSEPH.
  • More info available @ Antiochian Department of Sacred Music
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Chanting & Music

The Ministry of Chanting / Singing performed by both men and women is extremely ancient and it is recognized as a path to holiness in the Orthodox Church. In 2005 His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH, now our Metropolitan, wrote a letter of appreciation [ http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/news_090104_16.html ]. Bishop BASIL of Wichita and Mid-America also has a pastoral directive on church singing [ http://www.antiochian.org/node/22680 ]. …