The Metropolis of Belgium announced the creation of a branch of the newly established School of Byzantine Music in the Netherlands.
The Brussels-based School of Byzantine Music was founded and has been operating since last September. However, in order to better meet the needs of those interested, branches were created in various areas and parishes of the Metropolis in Belgium.
The activities of the School are expanding this year in the Netherlands with two new branches in the churches, St. Nicholas in Rotterdam and St. Catherine in Amsterdam. The courses will be carried out in Greek, Dutch, Arabic and English, at the option of the student.
As Metropolitan Athinagoras of Belgium stated: “Learning of byzantine music is a great blessing for our Holy Metropolis and I urge you to embrace and support in every way this effort. Learning of our church art is very important for the person who wants to help in the discovery and revival of the liturgical wealth of our church.
In this way, we will continue the Holy Tradition of Saint Ilarion, Bishop of Piktava, Athanasius of the West, John of Damascus, Romanos the Melodist, and all our Saints. In the services of our Holy Orthodox Church, one can experience the presence of God in earthly life and through it one is sanctified and redeemed.”
In the announcement, it is mentioned that further information can be obtained the priests of their parishes.