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Contemporary American Hymns

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"At St. Seraphim Cathedral, worship is conducted in English with a majority of Church singing done according to the Russian-style practice, although hymnody from other traditions (including contemporary American) is sung"
http://www.stseraphim.org/choir.html

Can anyone provide an example(s) of the sorts of hymns they are referring to?
 

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They are referring to Orthodox liturgical hymns, like the Trisagion or the Cherubikon, where the musical setting of said hymn was written by an American composer.  That's all.  They are not, I assure you, advocating or using Protestant folk hymns or so called "contemporary Christian music" (CCM) with electric guitars as "praise bands." 

Don't worry.  St. Seraphim's is a very traditional parish.
 

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Here are some examples of Orthodox music composed by Americans:

1. Receive the Body of Christ  http://www.podoben.org/files/pdf/mixed/Liturgy/Receive-the-Body-of-Christ---Howanetz.pdf

2. The Lord's Prayer http://www.podoben.org/files/pdf/mixed/Liturgy/Lords-Prayer-5---Ressetar.pdf

3. It is truly meet  http://www.podoben.org/files/pdf/mixed/Liturgy/Hymn-to-the-Theotokos---Archpriest-Martin-Nicolai.pdf

4. The Cherubikon, by Dr. Tikey Zes (American Greek Orthodox Composer) http://youtu.be/F7wqE0xmoHM

5. Christ is risen, by Vladimir Morosan http://youtu.be/PNI4SiE8tBw
 

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Tikhon29605 said:
Here are some examples of Orthodox music composed by Americans:

1. Receive the Body of Christ  http://www.podoben.org/files/pdf/mixed/Liturgy/Receive-the-Body-of-Christ---Howanetz.pdf

2. The Lord's Prayer http://www.podoben.org/files/pdf/mixed/Liturgy/Lords-Prayer-5---Ressetar.pdf

3. It is truly meet  http://www.podoben.org/files/pdf/mixed/Liturgy/Hymn-to-the-Theotokos---Archpriest-Martin-Nicolai.pdf

4. The Cherubikon, by Dr. Tikey Zes (American Greek Orthodox Composer) http://youtu.be/F7wqE0xmoHM

5. Christ is risen, by Vladimir Morosan http://youtu.be/PNI4SiE8tBw
I had no idea those were composed by Americans. Makes me smile! :)
 

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For those of you (like me) who like to hear the beautiful sonorous sounds of the Queen's English, listen to the following recording.  It is the Divine Liturgy sung in Byzantine Chant sung by some British Orthodox people.  Just beautiful.  And since it was produced in Britain,  they pray for "our Sovereign Lady, Queen Elisabeth" instead of "the President of the United States and all civil authorities" like we do here in the USA.  I really enjoyed listening to this.

http://youtu.be/5PwYEyBNXKs
 
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