The St Romanos Liturgical English Choir

 

History of the Choir:

In 2003 Father Emmanuel was approached to introduce the Divine Liturgy in English and the task was then to organise a choir.
A group of choristers were formed who were willing to take up the task but did not have the availability of Byzantine music written in western notation. The sound they wanted to produce was one as close to the Greek chanting as was possible with the English language and the notation.
After some research the choir began practising and the first Liturgy took place in 2004.
The choir began with one Saturday per month which then increased over time to a fortnightly basis. Over time, the choir learnt to chant the Memorial Service in English (with the Byzantine sound) as well as learning the chanting for the Sacrament of Marriage, which they have performed many times on request.
Around 2009 a request was put to Father Emmanuel if a name could be bestowed upon the choir and it was decided on the name "The St Romanos Liturgical English Choir". This saint was chosen as he was a hymnographer who would be the ideal patron saint.
The choir began to grow and develop, with the aim of offering weekly English services from 2018.
Being part of a choir takes commitment and dedication.

Besides the English Liturgies served at Evangelismos Church, requests have been made for the services to be held in Albany and Bunbury. Dedicated members have made themselves available to chant at both locations.

If you have an interest in being part of the choir, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

 

Program of English Services:

From 2018, we will be offering English Divine Liturgy services every Saturday.

For a list of the services being held, please refer to the program below.

West Perth: The Annunciation of Our Lady – Evangelismos, Corner Carr & Charles Streets, West Perth

Bunbury: St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Forrest Street, East Bunbury (No scheduled services in 2018)

Albany: St John the Theologian Anglican Church, York Street, Albany

Note: For the services held in Albany, there is a Vespers service the evening before, commencing at 6:00pm in Albany also.

DATE LOCATION TIME FEAST
2018
20 Jan   8-10am Euthimios the Great
27 Jan   8-10am Relics of St John Chrysostom
3 Feb   8-10am Prophet Symeon (the God Bearer)
10 Feb   8-10am Saturday of Souls, Haralambos the Hieromartyr
17 Feb   8-10am Theodore of Tyro
24 Feb   8-10am St Theodore Teron
3 Mar   8-10am Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonikus, Basiliskus
10 Mar   8-10am Quadratus of Corinth and the Five
17 Mar   8-10am Alexios the Man of God
24 Mar   8-10am Artemon of Laodicea
14 Apr   8-10am Aristarchos
21 Apr   8-10am St Alexandra
28 Apr   8-10am The Nine Martyrs of Cyzikus
5 May   8-10am Great Martyr Irene
12 May   8-10am Epiphanius and Theophanus Bishops of Cyprus
19 May   8-10am Hieromartyr Patrick of Proussa
26 May   8-10am Saturday of Souls, Apostles Carpos and Alphaeus of the 70
2 Jun   8-10am Nicephoros, Archbishop of Constantinople
9 Jun   8-10am Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria
16 Jun   8-10am St Tikhon, Bishop of Amathus
23 Jun   8-10am Martyr Aristocleus
30 Jun   8-10am Synaxis of the 12 Apostles
7 Jul   8-10am Great Martyr Kyriaki
14 Jul   8-10am Nikodimos of Athos
21 Jul   8-10am Simeon the Fool for Christ
28 Jul   8-10am Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas, Irene Chrysovalantou
4 Aug   8-10am Holy 7 Youths of Ephesus
11 Aug   8-10am Euplus, Martyr and Archdeacon of Cantania
18 Aug   8-10am Martyrs Floros and Lauros
25 Aug   8-10am Apostle Bartholomew
1 Sep   8-10am Beginning of the Indiction
8 Sep   8-10am Nativity of the Theotokos
15 Sep   8-10am Great Martyr Nikitas
22 Sep   8-10am Hieromartyr Phocas
29 Sep   8-10am Kyriakos the Anchorite
6 Oct   8-10am Apostle Thomas
13 Oct   8-10am Carpus, Papylus, Agathodorus and Agathonica
20 Oct   8-10am Gerasimos of Cephalonia
27 Oct   8-10am Great Martyr Nestor
3 Nov   8-10am Martyrs Acepsimas, Joseph, Aeithalas
10 Nov   8-10am St Arsenius of Cappadocia
17 Nov   8-10am Gregory the Wonderworker
24 Nov   8-10am Pope Clement of Rome, Peter Archbishop of Alexandria
1 Dec   8-10am Nahum the Prophet
8 Dec   8-10am Conception of the Theotokos Forefeast
15 Dec   8-10am Martyrs Eleutherios and Anthia
22 Dec   8-10am Great Martyr Anastasia
29 Dec   8-10am 14000 Holy Innocents Slain by Herod in Bethlehem

 

Enquiries

Questions regarding the English Liturgy Services should be directed to, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New choir members are always welcome and should also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for practice times and further details.

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