:lol:WOW. This will have wider appeal than the Deutsche Politik thread.
These are wondeful clips. I've embedded them below:Thanks for the clips!
The orthodox church music is unique and very beautiful IMO; even if you are not religious it can be very moving and awe-inspiring especially when for example you are standing in church on Good Friday listening to the hymns. It gives me goose bumps every time.
Here are the 'Egomia', Greek Orthodox chants for Good Friday; they are sung during the procession of Christ's tomb (epitafios) in the streets.
I know Armenians are technically monophysite, but they consider themselves Oriental Orthodox and follow a rite similar to the Eastern Orthodox. Also, they lived in and were an essential part of the Byzantine empire - they really are part of the same post-Byzantine culture that Greece, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Georgia, and Bulgaria belong to. In fact, very many of the Byzantine emperors and military leaders were ethnic Armenians. Here's a list: