Byzantine Music

The Byzantine music is the direct descendant of ancient Greek music.

The most difference between them is mainly for the Byzantine music is used for religion purposes -Greek Orthodox Church or just Orthodox Church- thus focused and kept specific aspects from ancient Greek music such as Epic, Iambic, and Tribute chanting. The rhythm the melody the tone and the language remained unchanged and are just the same.
Listening to some particular pieces of Byzantine music you have a good sample of how Homer was singing.

The music harmony of the Universe-Theodoros Vasilikos
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In this video you will realize the music harmony of the universe.

This psalm says:
Avow that The Lord is honest,hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah
Avow the God,the God!hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah
Avow the Lord,the Lord, hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah
Him who made wonderful and great things only,hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah
Him who created the skies wisely,hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah
Him who secured the land above the waters,hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah
Bea cause of our humbleness,concerned us the Lord,hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah
And he saved us from our enemies,hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah
He,who gives food to every creature,hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah
Avow the God of sky,hallelujah
because his mercy will be revealed constantly,hallelujah..

Cherubic Hymn-Theodoros Vasilikos-Our Home
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A relaxing video for our home,the universe

A g n i   P a r t h e n e   D e s p i n a   (Virgin Pure Lady)
Hymn by St. Nectarios of Aegina (Aegina: Island in Greece, near by Athens).
Melody by an Athonite hymnographer (Athonite: Monk in Athos, the Holy Mountain in Greece).

(in English) (in Arabic)
O Virgin Pure-Orthodox Byantine Chant
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عذراء يا أم الإله
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Agni Parthene (Αγνή Παρθένε) is a liturgical hymn composed by St. Nectarios of Aegina, drawn from the Theotokarion (Book of Hymns to the Mother of God).

Sometimes performed in Orthodox churches at the beginning of Vespers.

Refrain: O Rejoice Bride unwedded.

O Virgin pure, immaculate, O Lady Theotokos. (Refrain)
O fleece bedewed with every grace. O Virgin Queen and Mother.(Refrain)
More radiant than the rays of the sun, and higher than the heavens. (Refrain)
O joy of virgin choruses, superior to the angels. (Refrain)
O brighter than the firmament and purer that the sun's light. (Refrain)
More holy than the multitude of all the heavenly armies. (Refrain)

O ever virgin Mary of all the world, the Lady.(Refrain)
O Bride all pure immaculate, O Lady Panagia. (Refrain)
O Mary Bride and Queen of all, the cause of our rejoicing. (Refrain)
O noble Maiden, gracious Queen,
supremely holy Mother. (Refrain)
More honored than the Cherubim,
beyond compare more glorious(Refrain)
Than the unbodied Seraphim, transcending the angelic Thrones. (Refrain)

Rejoice, the song of Cherubim rejoice,
the hymn of angels
Rejoice the ode of Seraphim; the joy of the archangels.
Rejoice, O peace and happiness and cause of our rejoicing.
O sacred chamber of the Word, the flower of incorruption.
Rejoice, delightful Paradise of blessed life eternal.
Rejoice O sacred Tree of life and fount of immortality.

I supplicate you, Lady now, I fervently entreat you.
O Queen of all, I earnestly implore and seek your favor.
O gracious Maiden, spotless one, O Lady Panagia.
I call upon you ardently, O holy hallowed Temple.
O help me and deliver me protect me rom the enemy.
And make me an inheritor of blessed life eternal.
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تكريم للسيدة العذراء عذراء يا أم الإله نشيد نظمه القديس نكتاريوس أسقف المدن الخمس. ترتيل جوقة القديس نكتاريوس.

Agni Parthene is a non-liturgical hymn composed in Greek by St. Nectarios of Aegina in the 19th century during his tenure as director of the Rizarios Theological School of Athens. St. Nektarios liked to compose hymns in honor of the Mother of God to deepen his personal prayer and relationship with her. The tradition passed down at the monastery of St. Nektarios, in Aegina, Greece, is that the Lady herself appeared before him and requested that he record on paper a particular hymn the angelic choirs were about to sing. This hymn was the "Agni Parthene". The original script can still be viewed on his prayer table in his bedroom at this monastery.

The original melody to this hymn was composed by an Athonite hymnographer who is said to also have had a vision of the Virgin Mary prior to composing the work. The recording of this melody by the Monks of Simonopetra has contributed significantly to the popularization of the hymn.

Due to its popularity, the hymn has been translated into many langauges and the original melody has been adapted to suit the particular style of church chanting. One such variation is the Valaam Monastery chant of the Russian translation.

The hymn of the Pure Virgin is part of A Small Theotokarion (Athens, 1905) a book of Hymns to the Mother of God, written by St. Nektarios.

This hymn has been used during communion in the Liturgy and it is sometimes chanted at the beginning of Vespers.


For more Hymns, you can visit our website
(in Slavonic) (in Greek -the original version)
Agni Parthene - Αγνή Παρθένε - O Pure Virgin - Pl. 1st - Valaam
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Agni Parthene (Complete) - Simonopetra Monastery
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Chanted in Slavonic by Valaam Monastery (Αγνή Παρθένε)
O Pure Virgin............ Rejoice thou Bride Unwedded
A Hymn written by Saint Nektarios to the Mother of our God and put to music by Simonopetra Monastery from Mount Athos.
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Video of the most beautiful hymn "Agni Parthene" (O Pure Virgin). This chant was composed by St. Nectarios of Egina, and according to the Tradition, the melody was composed by angels.

Ι recommend this version (in Greek) by leading chanter Theodoros Vasilikos:
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