Summer Liturgical Workshop

AGES Initiatives is pleased to announce our summer workshop, "Words that Burn Like a Lamp"! Headed by AGES Founder and Principal Fr. Seraphim Dedes and Executive Director Richard Barrett (LINK), this event will bring together a high level of cantors, clinicians, and speaker to help you, no matter your experience level, and whether you are a cantor, choir director, choir member, or a person in pew.

  • Learn to sing all the services for the Prophet Elias in English                
  • Improve your knowledge of Byzantine chant
  • Learn festal music in staff and Byzantine notation
  • Deepen your understanding of rubrics and Typikon
  • Learn from excellent guest clinicians and speakers
  • Participate in the conversation about English liturgical texts and translations

"Words that Burn Like a Lamp" will focus on learning to sing all of the festal hymns of Vespers, Orthros, and Divine Liturgy for the Prophet Elias the evening of July 19 and the morning of July 20. Music will be in English. In addition, we will have speakers on the topic of liturgical texts and translations. The final program will be announced soon, as well as registration fees.

For preliminary registration, go to

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