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Lebanon – Melchite music liturgy 2

Ordinary Megalynàrion of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom Àxiòn estìn (I plagal mode) Composed by the Basilian Choueirite Father Gibrael Abi Chdid (1890-1955) in the 1950s. Choir of the …More
Ordinary Megalynàrion of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom Àxiòn estìn (I plagal mode) Composed by the Basilian Choueirite Father Gibrael Abi Chdid (1890-1955) in the 1950s. Choir of the Music School “Santo Stefano il Melode” of Antelias-Rabwe (Beirut, Lebanon). Director: Bachir Al Osta. The expression Melchite liturgical chant (from the word malko, which in western Aramaic and Syriac means “king”) indicates the liturgical musical heritage of the Orthodox Christians of Byzantine rite and Arabic language in the patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem dating back to the fifth century. Girolamo Garofalo writes in the introductory notes to this concert that all these churches share the same historical roots, the same area of geographical diffusion and the same characteristics of the respective liturgical-musical traditions. The Melchites are a religious community made up overall, among Catholics and Orthodox, of about three million of faithful, of which only about a …More
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