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Music at All Saints

We are a singing parish! If you are new to Orthodoxy, you might be surprised that the majority of our services, like Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy, are sung. Offering ourselves in worshipful song is a pleasing aroma to God.

Make a Joyful Noise

We aim to make singing easy for worshipers. You will find much music in our Service Guides as well as the weekly bulletin inserts. We encourage everyone to “make a joyful noise to the Lord” with us. If you don't know a particular tune, chances are there will be someone standing next to you who does.

Orthodox Church music is a cappella, meaning there are no instruments. The unaccompanied human voice given by God and used to His glory is one way we offer ourselves in worship, besides prayerful attention as we enter the sacred space where Heaven and Earth meet for a timeless moment. Come and see!

 

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Sing a New (Old) Song

The music at All Saints Orthodox Mission is based in the Western Rite, so you will hear a lot of unison Gregorian chant or plainchant, especially at Vespers and Matins. However, for much of our paraliturgical music in the Divine Liturgy, we also use beautiful melodies from the Eastern Orthodox tradition. We sing ancient Orthodox chants; Russian and Kievan tones; Georgian, Serbian, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Alaskan melodies; and monastery chants. Don’t let these labels scare you: all our services are in English.

 

An impromptu choir rehearsal of the "Lamentation on the Dormition of the Theotokos" with a couple of guests joining us at the Kliros after the Divine Liturgy

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