When chanters chant with the tongue and also with the mind, they greatly benefit not only themselves but also those who want to hear them. To recite the psalms with melody is not done from a desire for pleasing sound, but it is a manifestation of harmony among the thoughts of the soul. And melodious reading is a sign of the well-ordered and tranquil condition of the mind.
The ministry of the Chanter is to sing the responses and hymns of the divine services and to lead the people in chanting the Divine Liturgy.
Sunday after Holy Cross; Eustathius the Great Martyr, his wife and two children; Our Righteous Father Eustathius, Archbishop of Thessolonica; Hilarion the New Martyr of Crete; Afterfeast of the Holy Cross; John the Foreigner