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Book: Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music: Chanting in the Eastern Tradition (2nd Edition)

“Music is a powerful tool for expressing oneself, and becomes majestically beautiful when used as a prayerful expression to the Creator. Byzantine Ecclesiastical music is just that. When people chant together in prayer before God, they are expressing a divine unity not only with those around them, but also with those of previous generations who partook in the handing down of this tradition.” – Basilios Psilacos

About the Author: Mr Basilios Psilacos is Lecturer in Worship and Liturgy at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College. He is Principal of the NSW Branch of the Byzantine Music School of Australia, and Protopsaltis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady, Redfern.

Reviews: “…it is an essential textbook for English speaking students of Byzantine chant or Byzantine music enthusiasts. It is hoped that this book will become the prescribed text for students and teachers at our national chanting school; and that Orthodox Christians everywhere can benefit from its learned and God-inspired insights.” – His Eminence Archbishop Makarios

Book Center: https://www.greekorthodoxbookshop.com.au/Byzantine-Ecclesiastical-music

Source: sagotc.edu.au

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