Curator: Dr. Allan B. Cruse, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of San Francisco

      Experience some musical and visual traditions of the

      Romanian Orthodox Christian Church

"In Romania, we feel like the Orthodox Church is the treasurer of
the mystical life of God."

Romanian Orthodox priest Nicu Liuta, quoted in THE PROVINCE, Vancouver, 22 December 2013

In Romania the Romanian Orthodox Christian Church is the religious affiliation of more than 85-percent of the citizenry, according to the latest census in 2011. Traditionally the Orthodox Church does not use any musical instruments in its liturgy, relying instead on choral music and chanting. The sermons are sung or chanted rather than being spoken, and hymns normally are performed by select choirs and/or soloists, rather than by the full congregation, as in these videos.

This is Romania, Land of faith - 6-3/4 minutes (2010)

Romanian Orthodox chant "Come to worship Christ" - 2 minutes (2008)

Romanian orthodox monastery at Sucevita - 3 minutes (2012)

Orthodoxy in Romania - Christian Orthodox Song - 4-1/2 minutes (2012)

Romanian Orthodox Chant - Psalm 1,2,3 at Putna Monastery (9 minutes)

Launched on 27 APR 2013; last updated on 19 DEC 2015