Byzantine chant is an integral part of Greek Orthodox worship services. The music of the Orthodox Church is renowned for its beauty and ability to put parishioners in a prayerful state of mind. Byzantine chants are based on ancient Greek tones, or melodies. Many of the chants can trace their origin back to the time of the apostles. Once you step into an Orthodox Church, all of your senses are engaged. The beauty of the icons, the smell of the incense, and the music of the chanters raise your prayers to God’s ears.
Our church has a YouTube channel that prominently features our priest, our chanters, the choir, and the parishioners of the church. Here are some sample audio files.
If you are interested in chanting, speak with protopsaltis Gregory Malick, or with Fr. Alexander.
Sample chants on our YouTube channel
Orthros Service Highlights
Dormition of the Theotokos Great Vespers - Clip 4
Akathist Hymn Service - Clip 7
Let Everything That Breathes Praise the Lord
Learn More About Byzantine Chant
St Anthony's Monastery has a massive online library of Byzantine chants and liturgical music. They have compiled an extensive database of over 6,000 pages of Byzantine music as well as mp3 samples. Visit their website for a history of Byzantine music.