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Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη!


I am so very pleased to be with you this evening – here in the joyous and beautiful Bright Week, to share in this amazing musical program that speaks across the centuries about the Queen of Cities, our beloved and precious Constantinople.

I want to thank the Saint Sophia Cathedral Community, the local AHEPA Chapter Number 31 – which celebrates its one hundredth anniversary of its charter this year – and of course, the artists of the Byzantine Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Politiko Instrumental Ensemble, and the Saint Sophia Byzantine Choir – all under the expert direction of the Maestro, Archon Mousikodidaskalos Georgios Theodoridis.