NEW YORK — On Saturday, June 26, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of The usa elevated Mr. Georgios Theodoridis, Learn Chanter of Saint Sophia Cathedral in Washington, DC, to the rank of Archon Mousikodidaskalos (Songs Instructor) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of The united states in recognition of his initiatives and contributions towards the training and promotion of Byzantine Music in Washington, DC, about the earlier ten years. Jointly with this specific honor, His Eminence appointed Archon Georgios Theodoridis as the new Director of the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Audio, which he earlier served in the potential of tunes teacher.
Archon Theodoridis expressed his deep gratitude and appreciation for the singular honor that was bestowed upon him with the following words and phrases:
“The magnitude of the higher honor of this offikion, as very well as the seriousness of the place of the Director of the College of Byzantine Audio can only be overshadowed by the sea of Archbishop Elpidophoros’ archpaternal like. I am most honored to be part of in His Eminence’s eyesight, and together with the gracious help of Leadership 100, I hope that we will attain the realization of this noble purpose, which is very little much less than the enrichment of our Sacred Archdiocese with capable, properly-qualified chanters, who will adorn our divine solutions with the superb raiment of our treasured Orthodox hymnology, so that the Psaltic Art — the Byzantine Songs Custom of our Church — may well increase and prosper here in The us for the spiritual profit and edification of foreseeable future generations of trustworthy, always unto the glory of God Almighty.”
The Archdiocesan School of Byzantine New music was set up in 2010 as a reaction to the ever-increasing wants of the Archdiocese, its clergy and its parishes, with the aim of formally instructing Byzantine Audio to youthful guys and women of all ages, who wish to just one day give their talent and providers to the Church as properly trained ecclesiastical musicians.
A transient biography of Archon Theodoridis follows underneath.
Archon Georgios Theodoridis was born in Böblingen, Germany. At the age of 13, he moved to Greece, the place he graduated from the Ecclesiastical Higher University of Tinos and was uncovered to Byzantine music. Upon graduation, he moved to Athens, in which he researched Byzantine Music concept. He holds an honors degree in Byzantine Songs, as properly as the Diploma of Songs Instructor from the Conservatory of Egaleo in Athens, Greece. Archon Theodoridis has been invited to share his skills on Byzantine Songs, possibly as a guest speaker or guest performer, at several universities and other destinations that incorporate: Hellenic Faculty and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox University of Theology, MA the Catholic University of The us, DC the American University, DC Georgetown College, DC and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, NY.