Church Music In The Greek Orthodox Church

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Almost the entire Orthodox liturgy is sung, most often to centuries-old melodic formulas. In addition to chanted liturgical texts, hymns play an important role in Greek Orthodox worship. Over 60, 000 hymns, following one of a variety of prescribed patterns, have been written for use in these churches. Though local custom may influence the way in which this music is chanted, most singing follows traditional practice.

Music is uniquely integrated into the worshiping traditions of the Eastern...


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