The Easter Chanter: The Cultural Heritage of Our Homeland

FILE - Orthodox faithful carry a bier during a Good Friday precession to mourn the death of Jesus Christ in Hydra island, Greece on Friday, April 26, 2019. A bier is carried through the streets of the island's main port in an annual funeral procession, honoring the island's long naval tradition. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

The recent celebration of Holy Week, culminating in the radiant and triumphant feast of Pascha, finds us basking in the resplendent light of the Resurrection, but also endowed with the empirical knowledge of the immense cultural heritage born of Hellenism. Those who actively participated in the holy days that passed witnessed the poetry and music of the Greek language, the philokalia (love of beauty) of the Hellenic worldview, and the history of Romanity – the vehicle by which Christianity spread …

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  1. There is no such thing as an “Easter” chanter in the Orthodox Church, but there are a whole bunch of Pascha chanters.

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