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The art of chanting, at about 2000 years ago, is an integral piece of the liturgical life of the whole world orthodox Christians. Monks, and religious people are praying daily using this meditation kind of music, great and famous Saints of our church distinguished as chanters, as Byzantine music composers (melopioi), as maestros of Byzantine music, as theory teachers of this very old but also very alive kind of music. From the other hand our traditional Greek folk music-always well-timed and with strong appearance in every facet of human life- is the weapon of every Greek to reinforce his historical memory, to express his happiness and sadness, his agony for the life and the death and his religious feeling. We can say that they are 2 intense, experiential kinds of music with common characteristics.

This unique treasure of our Greek-Orthodox tradition, against the fashion of the modern times, is  humbly served by our “Sholeion Psaltikis” (chant school). It is a “school” which trying to initiate us to the secrets of our old music and which is served by respectfulness to our tradition persons, with love and brunt to transmit their knowledge to their students. And if you are asking about the difficulties of our times? We aren’t overawed. Just remember that in the difficult times of Turkish occupation, the music of the Orthodox Greeks was at a very high level of flourishing. Come to us to defeat the difficulties together.

Errosthe (ancient greek salutation which means “Be Strong”)

Konstantinos Bousdekis, Konstantinos Fotopoulos

 
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