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.” →
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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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