Greek Orthodox chanting to feature at coronation of King Charles

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Greek Orthodox chanting will feature in the coronation of King Charles III as a homage to the King’s late father Prince Phillip, who was born on the Greek island of Corfu and previously a member of the former Greek royal family.

The coronation, which will take place today, will feature Greek Orthodox music by the Byzantine Chant Ensemble, led by Dr Alexandros Ligas.

King Charles III
King Charles’ link to Greece and the Orthodox faith is through his late father, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Photo: Annabel Moeller / Wikimedia Commons.

“Integrating Greek psalmody into the equally ancient rites of the Coronation service is a profound and beautiful demonstration of the deep appreciation for Orthodox Christianity long shown by both His Majesty and the late Duke of Edinburgh,” Dr Ligas said.

The ensemble is made up of experienced singers who have served as cantors in cathedrals and parishes in the United Kingdom and Greece.

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