What is the National Forum?
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
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom Arranged by Nicholas Roubanis - Selected Hymns in Greek and English
The National Forum is pleased to announce the availibility of the 5th Edition of Nicholas Roubanis' arrangement of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Selected Hymns that have been re-typeset and adapted to the approved English translation. The cost is $15 plus shipping and comes binder-ready (3-hole punched). It can be ordered through the Publications office of the National Forum by contacting Lucy Pappadakis, Publications Chairman at (704) 827-2684 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the National Forum will be held in conjunction with the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, July 1 through July 5 at The Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachuestts!
The 2018 Liturgical Guidebooks
The 2018 Liturgical Guidebook is now available through the Orthodox Marketplace.
The cost of the 2018 Guidebook is $40.00 plus shipping.
You can order the Guidebook by clicking on this link Liturgical Guide Book, or by calling the toll free number 800-566-1088. The Department of Religious Education can accept payment by credit cards, church PO’s, or checks. DRE will send you an invoice under separate cover.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact Peter Vatsures, Guidebook Editor at 614-263-1343 or E-Mail email@example.com
Youth Music Network
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