New York, NY –The Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music has received a $15,000 grant from the prestigious Kallinikeion Foundation. Since its establishment in October of 2010, the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music has been granted over $35,000 from the Kallinikeion Foundation which has been its strongest supporter.
Alexandra Kallin, the founder of the Kallinikeion Foundation, was an admirer of the Greek language and culture, as well as a devout communicant of the Greek Orthodox Church. She established the Foundation in 1993 with the aim to promote the Greek language and Orthodoxy. The Kallinikeion Summer Greek Language Institute at Hellenic College, Brookline, Mass. is one project of the Foundation and is just one example of its desire to promote the Greek language and Hellenism. This grant was given in order to support the school’s mission to train and inspire future Byzantine Chanters and to enrich the liturgical life of the Direct Archdiocesan District.
Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos, the Director of ASBM, expressed his deepest gratitude to all the members of the Board of Trustees for their $15,000 grant to ASBM and for their continued support of the mission of the school. The Archdeacon commented that, “we are deeply indebted to all the members of the Kallinikeion Foundation for their generosity and trust towards the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music. We at ASBM are firmly committed to continue to promote and share our vast spiritual and musical heritage and to bear fruit for the growth and advancement of Orthodoxy and Hellenism throughout the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.” He added, “ASBM will continue to extend its most fervent prayers for the eternal repose of Alexandra Kallin, a devout and dedicated handmaiden of God who loved the Greek language and Byzantine Music and gave so generously back to her church.”