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. St. Athanasios the Great
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.
We have begun a chanting group for people to learn to hold the isokratema (drone note) to accompany the chief chanter in the hymns of the church. If you are interested in becoming part of this group, please see Father Constantine or Gene Durkee.