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Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music 7



Unit Weighting                       


Type of Unit                



Module 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Academic Staff

Basilios Psilacos, BTh(SCD), BByzMusic, Dip ByzMysic, MTh(Hons)(Thess), BChSc, MCh(Macq). Lecturer

Curriculum Objectives

This Module aims at giving the student the skills for chanting specific hymns that are used in the Divine Liturgy service.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify the melody for hymns found in Divine Liturgy service.
  2. Chant the melody for hymns in the Divine Liturgy, of which some are standard and others are used in the cycle of the 8 modes.
  3. Chant various hymns that are used at certain times/feasts of the year during the Divine Liturgy.


  1. Lord, have mercy.
  2. Antiphons 1 & 2; and variations.
  3. For the Readings.
  4. Trisagion hymn (and when Bishop is present).
  5. Cherubic hymn.
  6. Liturgika.
  7. Communion hymn.
  8. Hymns for the end of the Divine Liturgy (and variations for Eidomen).
  9. Variations: Axion Esti (with Ode 9), Communion hymn (Weekdays).
  10. Variations: Divine Liturgy of St Basil.

Assessment Profile

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of hymns that belong to the Divine Liturgy service, eg. quizzes.   
  2. Perform selected melodies belonging to the Divine Liturgy service, e.g. in class participation, and practical exam.


1.5 hrs per week on campus