Fr Romanos Vigil Talk: Anatomy of a Vigil, Part 2

October 5, 2019 Length: 25:05

Part 2 of 2. Recorded live at Εὐφράνθην! I Was Glad!, a liturgical symposium held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Southgate, Michigan on February 1, 2019. The Rev. Fr. Dr. Romanos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Music at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, goes into detail about the celebration of an All-Night Vigil, with specifics about what we do differently that makes a Vigil such a special and festal service.

There were a number of Greek terms that Fr. Romanos used without explaining them.

Tin Timiotera: More Honourable
Dominical feast day: Feasts of the Lord
Theometoric Feast day: Feasts of the Theotokos
Exapsalmos: The 6 Psalms at the beginning of Matins
Ypapandi: Presentation of Christ
Tes Presvies: Throught the intercessions
Koinonikon: Communion Hymn