The purpose of the choir & psalti (chanters) is to provide the musical component of our services, representing the laity and complementing the clergy.
Each year, on the first Sunday in October, parishes across the Archdiocese of America celebrate NATIONAL CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY. His Eminence, Archbishop Iakovos inaugurated this event in 1982, and has been re-affirmed by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America.
NATIONAL CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY is a day we set aside particularly to honor the contributions of local choir and psalti members who serve their church through the hymnology of our Orthodox Church.
The choir provides the musical component of our services, representing the voices of the people. The Greek term “horos” is today used for both the Byzantine and tetraphonic choirs within the Greek Orthodox Church.
Our adult choir is comprised of members of our congregation 13 years and older singing in four-part harmony. Our choir attends most all services including Sunday services, Lenten and special feastdays. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. If you are interesete in joining the choir, please contact the Church Office.
The Psalti (Chanter or Reader) is a lay person who assists the priest by chanting responses and hymns in the services or sacraments of the church. The Psalti is blessed by the Metropolitan with special prayers in a special ceremony.