Music from our parishes

Resurrection Troparia Tone 1

by Holy Cross Melkite Hymns

Melkite hymns are religious songs that are sung in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, which is an Eastern Catholic Church that follows the Byzantine Rite. Sung Melkite hymns are typically characterized by their rich and melodic sound, which is often accompanied by traditional Byzantine instruments like the oud, qanun, and santur.

What you hear is a sampling of the type of music you will hear at St. Elias Church. If you live in San Jose or the Bay Area, CA, please consider coming and singing with us this Sunday! The recordings provided below are from various sources who generously donated their time in singing, recording, digitizing, and distributing these treasures of our Antiochian Tradition.