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Oriental Orthodox Music

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEUtdDMQV9o

I found some interesting armenian sacred chants.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewBUoLiBpdY


I found this video about the armenian rite of the Eucharist. Looks quite similar too tridentine rite in some parts, do the armenians use wine and bread?
 

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minasoliman said:
English rendering of the Coptic hymn of "Omonogenes" by a chanter named Paul Mankarious, a hymn chanted in Good Friday services (this hymn is disputed to be either written by Emperor Justinian or St. Severus of Antioch)

https://soundcloud.com/anthony-mankarious/o-only-begotten-son-paul
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So only Alpha60 calls him St. Justinian?
 

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Porter ODoran said:
minasoliman said:
English rendering of the Coptic hymn of "Omonogenes" by a chanter named Paul Mankarious, a hymn chanted in Good Friday services (this hymn is disputed to be either written by Emperor Justinian or St. Severus of Antioch)

https://soundcloud.com/anthony-mankarious/o-only-begotten-son-paul
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So only Alpha60 calls him St. Justinian?
He was a persecutor of the anti-Chalcedonian movement. His wife on the other hand was one of their greatest champions.
 

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Iconodule said:
Porter ODoran said:
minasoliman said:
English rendering of the Coptic hymn of "Omonogenes" by a chanter named Paul Mankarious, a hymn chanted in Good Friday services (this hymn is disputed to be either written by Emperor Justinian or St. Severus of Antioch)

https://soundcloud.com/anthony-mankarious/o-only-begotten-son-paul
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So only Alpha60 calls him St. Justinian?
He was a persecutor of the anti-Chalcedonian movement. His wife on the other hand was one of their greatest champions.
Yeah, I have no problem with their womenfolk. 
 

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Iconodule said:
Porter ODoran said:
minasoliman said:
English rendering of the Coptic hymn of "Omonogenes" by a chanter named Paul Mankarious, a hymn chanted in Good Friday services (this hymn is disputed to be either written by Emperor Justinian or St. Severus of Antioch)

https://soundcloud.com/anthony-mankarious/o-only-begotten-son-paul
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So only Alpha60 calls him St. Justinian?
He was a persecutor of the anti-Chalcedonian movement. His wife on the other hand was one of their greatest champions.
Yes I know. I'm really just tweaking Alpha again for calling him Saint.
 

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CoptoGeek said:
Just beautiful!

"His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II rejoices as members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church sing Hymns from the Prayers of Sh'himo in Malayalam"

https://www.facebook.com/876941899025885/videos/1482525275134208/?hc_ref=ARRFPX9dlE_ZpGM-47cFytYPd7Wy6cUBcCY8FGJFGyjh21Np2GPA3ZJIYCVt7pU6EnI
Very nice.  My prayer is that this will enkindle a desire within the heart of His Holiness to do away with keyboards in the Indian Orthodox Church. ;)
 

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Antonious Nikolas said:
CoptoGeek said:
Just beautiful!

"His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II rejoices as members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church sing Hymns from the Prayers of Sh'himo in Malayalam"

https://www.facebook.com/876941899025885/videos/1482525275134208/?hc_ref=ARRFPX9dlE_ZpGM-47cFytYPd7Wy6cUBcCY8FGJFGyjh21Np2GPA3ZJIYCVt7pU6EnI
Very nice.  My prayer is that this will enkindle a desire within the heart of His Holiness to do away with keyboards in the Indian Orthodox Church. ;)
The best part of St. Ephrems Cathedral and my current parish is no keyboard.

I am of the opinion however that keyboards are already uncaonical; the 1920 Patriarchal decision authorizing organs implied pipe ortans, and says nothing about electronic musical synthesizers.  That said, I can't think of a good use for pipe organs either in our chant; the only Orthodox music that uses it in a way I like is the polyphonic Greek Orthodox music of Tikey Zes, which I get a lot of flak for, but I love his work.  So if a total ban on organs was needed to rid us from the keyboard, I couldn't possibly object, since we've in nearly a century failed to do anything with the organs other than massacre the Qurbana.  If some Syriac composer had composed a series of grand epilogues to be played after the hymn Haw Nurone, when communion is taking longer than usual to distribute, some epic work on the level of Bach that would flow naturally from Haw Nurone and enliven an otherwise prologued silence, which exists because we either lack or do not use a rich repetoire of communion hymns such as those of the Coptic Church (at my old parish of St, Michaels, with just one Abuna, communion took 45 minutes, but the Psaltis had enough material after Psalm 150 to sing the entire time), that would be another matter. 

Instead we have idiotic people accompanying the naturally a capella chant with squishy sounds, the "marimba" setting on the keyboard, and all sorts of other cacaphonies you can summon thanks to the devilish fruits of the Yamaha company.  I loathe keyboards in churhc and everything they stand for.

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As an aside, my great grandmother left an endowment to the UMC parish I attended in my youth to be used to purchase a pipe organ.  Instead, they bought a Clavinova, which sounded like trash from day one, and spent the rest replacing the flooring and installing a stage in the parish hall, which was never once used, ever.  Then, they got rid of the keyboard and switched to the drums and electronic guitar, going full wannabe rock band.  The nadir was a midsummer service with a surfboard on the altar and the cobbled together copyright-infringeing trainwreck of "Worship USA" to the tune of the Beach Boys sound.  I tried to escape by going to a service with traditional hymns, but the minister turned out to be an Arian homosexual; then I tried an episcopal parish with a traditionalist priest and a said service, but their "eucharist" made me sick, and then I became Syriac Orthodox after visiting the various members of the Antiochene family of churches.  Although for a while I attended a Coptic parish, and before that, what I thought was a ROCOR parish, which were closer to my old house, but I fled that parish for the Coptic parish when I discovered they were ... non-canonical extremists.
 

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Porter ODoran said:
Iconodule said:
Porter ODoran said:
minasoliman said:
English rendering of the Coptic hymn of "Omonogenes" by a chanter named Paul Mankarious, a hymn chanted in Good Friday services (this hymn is disputed to be either written by Emperor Justinian or St. Severus of Antioch)

https://soundcloud.com/anthony-mankarious/o-only-begotten-son-paul
lyrics
So only Alpha60 calls him St. Justinian?
He was a persecutor of the anti-Chalcedonian movement. His wife on the other hand was one of their greatest champions.
Yes I know. I'm really just tweaking Alpha again for calling him Saint.
I call him Saint because he took our hymn, Ho Monoges, and inserted it into the EO liturgy.  I believe that that hymn excludes crypto-Nestorianism and Docetism in the same way the Nicene creed rules oit Gnosticism, Macedonianism, Apollinarianism, Chiliasm, etc...  it is a creedal hymn of vital importance. 

That some EOs think St. Justinian wrote it rather than St. Severus is annoying, but what can you do.  His insertion was part of several "carrots" he offered the OO to end the schism, which also included the Three Chapters, but the problem with him was the "sticks" that he applied mercilessly to us when that failed to do the trick.  St. Theodora protected St. Jacob Bar Addai, who performed hundreds of emergency ordinations, creating a massive hierarchy that was too big to kill off, and the real micracle was this sprawling hierarchy was able to come together and function in four churches.  Truly we were God protected.

But for me, Ho Monoges is as much a test of Orthodoxy as the Creed, and since Justinian inserted it, I venerate him, placing him in the same category as St. Theodosius.
 

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Syriac Catholic playlists by a choir from Iraq, but I suppose the all/most of these hymns are the same in Orthodoxy:
Christmas

Great Friday

In Syriac, with Arabic (edit: and English) subtitles.
 
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Ethiopian Orthodox wedding song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX4DWFM9pUg&frags=pl%2Cwn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knSGq_y8YIQ&frags=pl%2Cwn

 

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orthodoxlearner said:
Ethiopian Orthodox wedding song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX4DWFM9pUg&frags=pl%2Cwn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knSGq_y8YIQ&frags=pl%2Cwn
Nice!
 

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A YouTube channel "Syriac Orthodox Liturgy" run by final year seminarians at Malankara Syriac Orthodox Theology Seminary (MSOT) in Kerala.

https://youtu.be/-hhXY0PCoUY
 

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The Holy Week Coptic hymns on fluete by abouna Ilarion:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7xRH4SnSje2PuwetQJ7XbjKkLRpQd7wr
 

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Here’s my favourite of all, from the Coptic Psalmody:
With the split, the waters of the sea split, and the very deep, became a walkway.
A hidden earth, was shone upon by the sun, and an untrodden road, was walked upon.
 

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All you heavenly orders, Sing to our God with the melody of praise, Rejoice with us today with gladness, In the Resurrection of the Lord Christ.

Today the prophecies are fulfilled, And the sayings of the forefathers are realized, By the Resurrection of the Lord from among the dead, He is the first-fruit of those who have fallen asleep.

The Lord rose as one who sleeps, And as one who is sated with wine, He has granted us the everlasting joy, And freed us from bitter bondage.

He led Hades captive, And crushed its brass doors, He utterly broke the bars of iron, And for us, exchanged punishment for salvation.
 
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