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Message From the Department of Sacred Music for Choir and Chanter Appreciation Sunday

On this second Sunday in December, the Antiochian Archdiocese recognizes the contributions of all of our church singers and their vital role in communicating the teachings of the Church through melody and maintaining the beauty and dignity of our divine services.

It is through the work of hundreds of musicians across the Archdiocese that our experience in holy worship finds its voice.

Today the Department of Sacred Music joins with His Eminence and the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese to say "thank you" for all the time and love that so many are giving.
The Department of Sacred Music is on a mission to guide chanters, choirs, and congregations to musical excellence in worship for the glory of God. With His help, we:

  • Preserve the historical diversity of musical traditions in our churches
  • Train young musicians and provide resources to new and mission parishes
  • Build strong ties of communication throughout the Archdiocese
  • Organize workshops and seminars that improve the quality of musicianship
  • Publish and distribute new and edited compositions in accordance with professional and liturgical standards

If you are interested in learning more about the specific program that the Department of Sacred Music offers to the Archdiocese, please contact to be added to our mailing list. And consider making a personal donation to the programs that continue the broad range of musical tradition of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

May God continue to bless you all and your ministry!