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.
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.
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|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||Albany||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|