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Kriste Aghdga (Christ is Risen), Easter chant
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The chant kriste aghdga (Christ is Risen) is the most important of the many Easter chants of the Georgian Orthodox Church. It is sung at the All-night vigil mass on … Read More

Shen khar venakhi (You are the Vineyard) – Georgia’s beloved chant
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The chant shen khar venakhi (You are the vineyard) merits a special post. It seems to be everywhere! On television, at weddings, funerals, high school concerts in the USA, Ivy … Read More