John's Blog

Musings on music, travel, and life

Kriste Aghdga (Christ is Risen), Easter chant


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


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