P s a l t i k i promotes the advancement of the Hellenic Psaltic Art, also known as Byzantine and post-Byzantine Chant, and Hymnology by facilitating, cultivating and supporting its academic study, as well as initiating projects that transmit the psaltic heritage.
Our mission is to educate, empower and connect the next generation of chanters for tomorrow by providing knowledge, resources and visibility today.
Beautiful Byzantine chants from the Divine Liturgy of Basil the Great featuring the full score for the In thee, O full of grace, all creation doth rejoice in Mode IV Plagal
Beautiful chants for the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great from XIIIth– and XVth–century Byzantine composers
The Great and Small Canons of Supplication to the Mother of God in Greek and English
Since 2009 Psaltiki is the proud sponsor of the bi-annual Holy Week on Mount Athos Award, providing the opportunity for a student of Byzantine Chant to spend Holy Week in a Mount Athos monastery.
The purpose of the award is to allow students of the Byzantine chant tradition to come into contact with the living psaltic heritage in one of its most traditional settings, the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos. The award is geared toward providing access to artistic excellence and reinvigorating the tradition in America, where most students of this traditional art form do not have the opportunity to witness the chant in its native liturgical setting.
To read more or submit an application click here →
Psaltiki prays for the eternal rest and repose of the servant of God Helen Stratigos, long-time resident of Sausalito, CA, who recently fell asleep in the Lord on the Island of Aegina.
At the family’s request, the Helen Petriti-Stratigos Memorial Fund has been established in order to perpetuate her heartfelt love for the Church’s chant tradition. For more information, please visit:
→ Helen Petriti-Stratigos Memorial Fund: “Memory eternal.” →
Psaltiki, Inc. is a non-profit organization promoting the advancement and perpetuation of the Psaltic Art, better known as Byzantine and post-Byzantine chant and Hymnology.
Psaltiki supports the chant heritage and tradition through the creative initiating of educational projects, the development of various multimedia, online resources, publications, recordings, as well as financial gifts in support of worthy projects, individual scholars, researchers and musicians engaged in exemplary activities and endeavors related to Psaltiki’s purpose.
Ὥσπερ γὰρ τὰ τῆς ψυχῆς νοήματα γνωρίζομεν καὶ σημαίνομεν δι’ ὧν προφέρομεν λόγων, οὕτως, τῆς πνευματικῆς ἐν ψυχῇ ἁρμονίας τὴν ἐκ τῶν λόγων μελῳδίαν σύμβολον εἶναι θέλων ὁ Κύριος, τετύπωκεν ἐμμελῶς τὰς ᾠδὰς ψάλλεσθαι, καὶ τοὺς ψαλμοὺς μετ’ ᾠδῆς ἀναγινώσκεσθαι.
Just as we make known and signify the thoughts of the soul through the words we express, so too the Lord wished the melody of the words to be a sign of the spiritual harmony of the soul, and ordained that the canticles be sung with melody and the psalms be read with the canticles.
—Saint Athanasios the Great (AD 296-373), Letter to Marcellunus.
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