Tag: Psaltikon

  • Psaltikon: The Day of Resurrection

    Psaltikon: The Day of Resurrection

    The Historical Development of Easter The celebration of Easter (i.e., Pascha) for Orthodox Christians commences on Saturday morning with a Vesperal Liturgy that comprises psalms, hymns, and Old Testament readings, followed by the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Pascha is formally inaugurated several hours later, at midnight, in a rush of blazing candles, exuberant…

  • Psaltikon Sings the 9th Ode of the Paschal Canon

    Psaltikon Sings the 9th Ode of the Paschal Canon

    Psaltikon is presented by Cappella Romana this May. Click here for more information. Psaltikon: The Day of Resurrection Cappella Romana presents Psaltikon, the Boston-based Byzantine chant ensemble directed by Spyridon Antonopoulos, for a program of celebratory Byzantine chants for Pascha from Medieval Byzantium. Experience the Eastern sibling of Gregorian Chant: Medieval Byzantine Chant, for Easter (Pascha).…

  • Preview A Byzantine Christmas

    Preview A Byzantine Christmas

    This weekend, Boston-based Psaltikon performs Byzantine chant and traditional Greek carols (kálanda) for the Christmas season, directed by Cappella Romana’s own Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos. Presented in collaboration with the Greek Institute of Cambridge, Mass. Preview the performance via SoundCloud: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/282902821″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Seattle Friday 16 December, 7:30pm St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox…