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Re: [SORForum] Instrumental music

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  • George Kiraz
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13, 2001
      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 Kiraz

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      George A. Kiraz, Ph.D.
      Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
      http://www.BethMardutho.org

      Read Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies: http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Fuencisla Carmona Blanco" <fuencisla@...>
      To: <SOR-Forum@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001 10:05 AM
      Subject: [SORForum] Instrumental music


      > Is possible? instrumental music is forbiden during the mess celebration?
      > Why?
      > If that is true, are choral songs forbiden too?
      > Fuencisla
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