What is the National Forum?

Church Musicians  

The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians is the Archdiocesan ministry responsible for liturgical music activities and the development, support, and recognition of church musicians. Chartered in 1976 as an official auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the National Forum serves as the liaison among local church musicians, metropolis church music federations, and the Archdiocese. It also serves as the gathering place for church musicians to discuss issues related to liturgical music and to formulate needed responses.

The National Forum has four major areas of focus:

  • Support for CHOIRS, providing resources and activities to improve the quality of choirs and the availability of choral music in the church
  • Support for CHANTERS and the preservation of BYZANTINE CHANT
  • Support for YOUTH CHURCH MUSIC PROGRAMS, including hymnology and junior choirs
  • Support for CLERGY, including parish music ministries, and support for clergy


What’s New!

The 2015 Liturgical Guidebook can now be ordered through the Orthodox Marketplace!

Click here for the press release and ordering instructions

Order your copy online directly from the Archdiocese's Orthodox Market Place http://www.orthodoxmarketplace.com/liturgical-music/2015-liturgical-guide-book.html

You can also order the Guidebook through the mail. 2015 Liturgical Guidebook Mail-in Order Form

National Church Music Sunday Resources

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 2014 National Forum Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress

Philadelphia, PA - July 6-10, 2014

Chairman's Annual Report for 2014 »

Clergy Laity 2014 Liturgy Choir


Federation presidents with National Forum Chairman Maria Keritsis in Philadelphia


Christ Is Risen English Translation Resources and Recordings »

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09/10/2014 - 2014 National Church Music Sunday Poster Added »

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05/05/2014 - Annual Meeting Information Added »

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04/08/2014 - Updated 2014 Conference Dates and Information »

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