Re: [SORForum] Instrumental music
- Choral songs have always been allowed in Church. St. Ephrem established
choirs in the 4th century. As for instrument, the 1930 Synod of St. Matthew
Monastery allowed the use of the organ in Article 7. While choirs of women
were established at the time of St. Ephrem in the 4th century, their use did
not continue. The 1930 Synod, in Article 8, permitted women to sing in the
Church outside the altar and recommended that each bishop work hard to
establish schools for girls.
Today, other types of instruments are also used in some churches, but the
general use of instruments is not very popular (i.e., still a small number
of parishes use them).
George A. Kiraz, Ph.D.
Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
Read Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies: http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fuencisla Carmona Blanco" <fuencisla@...>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001 10:05 AM
Subject: [SORForum] Instrumental music
> Is possible? instrumental music is forbiden during the mess celebration?
> If that is true, are choral songs forbiden too?
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