Web Links Relating To The Liturgy And Music Of The Orthodox Church

The following is a partial listing of Internet sites we thought might be of interest to church musicians. It is by no means inclusive! It does not include URL’s for the sites of composers and church music publishers in the Archdiocese of America – these URL’s are included, when available, in the music and publisher listings of the other sections of this Bibliography. If you have any other sites to suggest for future listings, please send them to the Editor.

ANASTASIS
From the Monastery of Saint Andrew the First Called of Manchester, England. Part of the Greek Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. Translations of our Orthodox liturgical and patristic texts in English by Archimandrite Ephrem.
http://www.anastasis.org.uk

AXION ESTIN - 91.5 FM NEW YORK RADIO PROGRAM
Angelo Lampousis offers a bilingual half-hour radio program in the NY area. The program airs every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on COSMOS – WNYE 91.5 FM. Each edition of the program includes a Byzantine music section, a discussion section and a traditional music section. Present and past shows can be heard on the internet.
www.axionestin.org

CONFERENCE MULTIMEDIA: Tri-Level Summer Institutes
Proceedings of church music presentations at the 2003 and 2005 Tri-Level Summer Institutes are available on this part of the GOARCH website. Includes panel presentations and talks by Father Seraphim Dedes, Joanne Kambouris, Alexander Lingas, Vicki Pappas, and Tikey Zes among others.
http://www.goarch.org/en/resources/conferences

CYBER PSALTIRI
Liturgical texts, music and recordings by Fr. Seraphim Dedes of St. Gregory Palamas Monastery.
http://sgpm.goarch.org/Monastery/index.php?p=31

ECCLESIA
The web site of the Church of Greece. Can be viewed in Greek or English. To see and hear “Chanting”, switch to the Greek. Also available on the Greek side is the 89.5 FM radio station that offers liturgical services, discussion and other interesting broadcast. (For site directions to the radio site, go to the Greek site, click on any of the topics to the bottom of the page then look at the top of the new page for 89.5 Radio.)
www.ecclesia.gr/English/Enindex.html

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA – GOARCH ONLINE CHAPEL
Text of services in English:

Church Services, Daily Prayers, Sacraments, and Occasional Services.
www.goarch.org/en/chapel/text.asp

Learn to chant:
Sunday Orthros, Divine Liturgy, Service of the Small Paraklesis, Akathist Hymn and Byzantine Chant.
www.goarch.org/en/chapel/chant.asp

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA – GOARCH MULTIMEDIA
Audio files in Greek and English
Major feasts of the Church; Orthros hymns; Divine Liturgy; Vespers; Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha; and Other services of the Church. Hymns chanted by various Byzantine music choirs.
www.goarch.org/en/multimedia/audio

Individual Videos
The Akathist Hymn, Choirs of the Future, Music for our Souls #1, and Music for our Souls #2.
www.goarch.org/en/multimedia/video

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Learn Byzantine Chant
(CD-ROM) By Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos and Brad Borch
A web-enabled multimedia presentation that includes fully interactive presentations of the hymns for over twenty (20) of the most important Orthodox feasts. You can see and hear each of these hymns, sung in both Greek and English, performed by a male and a female. Free CD-ROM (S/H fee applies):

Department of Religious Education: Tel. 800-566-1088, E-mail: religioused@goarch.org
http://chant.hchc.edu

IVAN MOODY
A large listing of links to various Orthodox Liturgical and Music sites compiled by Ivan Moody. (Note for site navigation – at bottom of site click “enter”, on next page choose “Orthodox Liturgy Links”.)
http://www.ivanmoody.co.uk

PSALTIC NOTES
Contains Byzantine Music; Hymnological, Musicological and Theological Resources; and references. Contains extensive links to other related sites.
http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/frc/psnotes.html

ST. ANTHONY’S GREEK ORTHODOX MONASTERY
A thorough list of Byzantine music links, grouped into the following categories:

  • General Sites
  • Learning Byzantine Music
  • Articles on Byzantine Music
  • Audio Samples of Byzantine Music
  • Byzantine Music Notation
  • Sheet Music
  • Online Stores with Byzantine Music Books
  • Exhaustive Lists of Links
    http://stanthonysmonastery.org/music/Links.htm

THE ASSOCIATION OF CONSTANTINOPOLITAN FRIENDS OF MUSIC IN ATHENS
Liturgical text and music with a long list of church hymnology. Many selections have an audio download.
http://www.cmkon.org