St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, Ottawa

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Choir & Chanters

Choir

The choir sings the responses for the liturgical services of the Church. Their singing emulates the Choirs of Angels at the Throne of God.

For those interested in joining the choir, please speak with Grant Shacker, choir director.

“I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to God while I have my being.” (Psalm 103:33-34)

Chanters

The Chanters sing the responses for the liturgical services of the Church — particularly Vespers, Matins, as well as sacraments such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals.

Those wishing to join the chanters should receive a blessing from Fr. Ghattas and also speak with head chanters Subdeacon George Saikali and Nader Hajjar.