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Visit of the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Fr. Christopher Johnson processes with the Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Fr. Christopher Johnson processes with the Hawaiian Iveron Icon
Fr. Christopher Johnson processes with the Hawaiian Iveron Icon

 

The visit of the Holy Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon to Holy Apostles in Beltsville, Maryland

 

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, through timing arranged by God's gracious providence, our parish was thrice blessed. His Grace, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, was able to join us to celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in our chapel at Twin Chimneys Office Park, coinciding with the visit of the miraculous, myrrh-streaming, Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, brought by her faithful caretaker and guardian, Father Deacon Nectarios. Following the Divine Liturgy, the Icon was taken to our Historic Chapel and Campus to bless the property. A few images are posted here.

This holy icon has been streaming fragrant myrrh for 15 years, and travels the world, blessing the faithful. We are deeply grateful for her visits to our mission parish!

The Visitation of the Icon to our Historic Chapel
The Visitation of the Icon to our Historic Chapel
The Visitation of the Icon to our Historic Chapel

You can view videos of this blessed visit on our Facebook page:

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O most holy Theotokos, save us!

Our Parish Family with Metropolitan Nicholas and the Hawaiian Iveron Icon, September 2022
Our Parish Family with Metropolitan Nicholas and the Hawaiian Iveron Icon, September 2022
Our Parish Family with Metropolitan Nicholas and the Hawaiian Iveron Icon, September 2022

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St Romanos the Melodist Society

 

The St. Romanos the Melodist Society produces and publishes English language music of the Russian Orthodox Church.

 

The St. Romanos website is the online extension of A Church Singer's Companion, a project started in 1998 with the blessing of Metropolitan (then Archbishop) Laurus. Inspired by the Russian Sputnik Psalomshchika, the Companion is envisioned to contain the music necessary for every service a parish choir might need to sing, while staying simple enough so that any parish choir can sing it.

The St. Romanos Society produces music in both printed and recorded formats, and conducts seminars and workshops on the proper performance of that music. The Society is a sodality of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Beltsville, Maryland.

To get started looking at music, proceed to the Church Singer's Companion and begin familiarizing yourself with the content. You'll find there are a few more challenging settings mixed in, marked “difficult” or “very difficult”. Audio or video examples accompany some of the music. In addition, the Introduction provides valuable advice about proper church singing and related topics.

Detailed Reviews and Endorsements by clergy and choral professionals are provided for your consideration.