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VESPERS

FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

GREEK BYZANTINE CHOIR

DIRECTOR: LYKOURGOS ANGELOPOULOS

Published by the Choir, Athens 2010

 

Compact disc and inserted leaflet in Greek and English

Editing of publication & Production Coordination: ANAPLOUS

This musical edition is the worldwide premiere presentation of the special vespers service for the protection of the natural environment. The poetic text was created by the Monk Gerassimos Mikrayiannanitis (†1991).

Simultaneously the presentation of the CD was accompanied by a concert performance entitled "MUSIC: FROM BYZANTIUM TO HELLENISM" at the Athens Concert Hall in the presence of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch.

Contributors

Selection of music, choir instruction and direction:

Lykourgos Angelopoulos, Archon Precentor of the All Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople

Sound recording and editing:

Nikos Dionysopoulos, 2007

CD reproduction:

ΝΕΑ MEDIA, 2010

Texts:

> Prologue by H.A.H. the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

> Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Natural Environment by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis - Professor of Theology, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

> Nature and the Environment in Orthodox Iconography by Anthi Valsamaki – Iconographer

> Ecclesiastical Embroidery in Gold by Lille De Tsaves - Ethnologist.

Translations:

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Alexander Lingas, Dimitri Tsitos, Doolie Sloman

For the translation of the Vespers:

Archimandrite Ephrem Lash, www.anastasis.org.uk/environm.htm

Corrections and text editing:

Vassileia Katsani

Cover photo:

Details from the original hand-made icon of Anthi Valsamaki, iconographer

Photographers:

Angelos Ant. Angelopoulos, Yiannis Vacharidis, Nikolaos Manginas

Photos:

From the archives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Greek Byzantine Choir, Mrs Anthi Valsamaki, the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

Artistic design of printed works:

labrouli's creative

Printing:

BAXAS S.A.

 

 
 
 

With the generous support

The John F. Costopoulos Foundation

EKTER S.A.

ANAPLOUS

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