1st Festival of Sacred Music of the Christian East Held in Moscow

1st Festival of Sacred Music of the Christian East Held in Moscow

OCP News Service and DECR – 05/06/2024

Moscow- Russia: On June 2,2024, the inaugural Festival of Sacred Music of the Peoples of the Christian East, “Blessed be the Lord Forever,” took place at the Tapan Museum of Church Art with the joint effort of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. The event aimed to celebrate the rich musical heritage of Eastern Christian traditions and foster understanding between Orthodox and Eastern Christian Churches.

The festival was a collaborative effort between the Russian and New Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, and the All-Church Postgraduate and the Saint Cyril and Methodius Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies Institute. Representatives from the Assyrian Church of the East, Coptic Church, Ethiopian Church, and Malankara Church of India also participated.

A special greetings from the side of OCP secretary was screened at the event.

The 2025 festival will be held at the Moscow Assyrian Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and coincide with significant anniversaries: the 1700th anniversary of the First Ecumenical Council and the 80th anniversary of Victory in World War II.

The “Blessed be the Lord Forever” festival serves as a bridge between Russia and the Christian East, strengthening fraternal ties and promoting cultural exchange through the beauty of sacred music.


OCP News Service

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