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SAINT GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH
كنيسة القديس جاورجيوس الأنطاكية الأرثوذكسية المسيحية
Fr. John (Rassem) El Massih
Among the reasons that candles and incense are used in the Orthodox Church is to invoke all of our senses for the Glory of God. Our voices play an important role in this mission. Traditionally, St. George has utilized both a full choir as well as cantors to sing the responses and other hymns.
The choir is situated on the balcony, and the music is sung mostly in English during the Divine Liturgy, using a well balanced mix between Russian and Byzantine melodies.
The harmonic sounds of a choir can be a true source of inspiration to the congregation. We strive, and often struggle, to find musically inclined parishioners who are willing to put their talents to good use, and are committed to a disciplined choir agenda. St. George's Choir is asking for new members, starting from age 14 and up. The new members should have a willingness to sing, and must be able to sing on key. A good Church is knowing God, good preaching, and beautiful music.
If you are interested in joining or contact the church directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cantor usually stands in the front part of the church. This traditional music is chanted mostly in Arabic (and occasionally in English or Greek). There are 8 basic tones that make up the Orthodox chants. Intensive training is often a pre-requisite to mastering the art of Orthodox chanting.
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