Two styles of music are traditionally used in Eastern Orthodox services.

  • Byzantine, Greek influence, in unison like a chant with low ‘ison’ hum or drone.
  • Russian influence, four part SATB.


In some traditions just before the Little Entrance (Third Antiphon) the Beatitudes are sung by the choir. The Beatitudes are simple to learn and one of the most beautiful and inspiring passages in the Gospel.


The Troparion  of Saint George is sung after the Little Entrance. The English language music below is from our Sisters and Brothers in Christ of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese


If you are interested in getting deeper into Liturgical Music click on the following podcasts from Ancient Faith Ministries: