Patriarchal Divine Liturgy and Investiture of Archons held in New York, NY showcases bi-lingual byzantine chant in traditional melodies


On October 31, 2021, His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York.

The music was selected and arranged by Georgios Theodoridis, Archon Music Instructor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Director of the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music.

Selected cantors from throughout the Archdiocese formed two choirs and chanted the services antiphonally, the Right choir chanting primarily in Greek and the Left choir chanting primarily in English.