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The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Church Music Federation Ministry is comprised of church musicians who serve in all capacities – adult choir singers, youth choir singers, directors, chanters, composers, organists, hierarchs and clergy.

With nearly 1,000 active adult and youth choir members in our Metropolis, we stay in touch with our members through our Regional Ambassadors, local Church Music Institutes, Metropolis wide conferences, our website, and regular e-mail news.


We are dedicated to providing the best possible resources to our parishes to help them establish and sustain music programs for adults, youth, and chanters. We offer guidance in many areas to include:

  • Holding annual Conferences for worship, singing, education and fellowship.

  • Offering local Church Music Institutes (CMIs) to train church musicians.

  • Posting a variety of resources for music education, choir, chant, and youth music on our website.

  • Organizing choirs and youth choirs for special Metropolis and regional functions.

  • Promoting quality music of the Orthodox Church for adults and youth.

  • Providing information, resources and support to individuals and to parishes.



“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”  Colossians 3:16   


Ministry Chair
Kay Harkins

Spiritual Advisor
Fr. Michael Pallad

Senior Music Minister
Tikey Zes

Church Music Development Team Leader
Christopher Hondros

Events Team Co-Leaders
Liz Levy and Athena Anastos,

Ways and Means Team Leader
Sarah Gyurkovitz

Communications and Outreach Team Leader
Kiki Kyriakakis

Records and Archives Team Leader
Margarita Jakovas


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2020 Frank Desby and Xenia Anton Desby Memorial Church Music Scholarship Recipients

We were so grateful and pleased to receive so many worthy applications for our scholarships this year, and we are proud to congratulate these eight outstanding recipients. We are gratified that their age range, from 12 to 55 years, with over half under the age of 19, and their representation from a variety of parishes, including one mission parish, has met our best hopes and intentions to serve our Metropolis church music programs through these scholarships.


Ben Maki, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Prescott, Arizona   Ereni Delis, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Belmont, California 
Kate Virsik, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Belmont, California   Jeff Lee, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Lisa Buck, Holy Cross Mission, Roseburg, Oregon   Maria Daniels, St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Beaverton, Oregon
Thomas Swelha, St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Beaverton, Oregon   Thomaida Hudanish, St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Beaverton, Oregon

Singing praises to God – from the choir loft, chanter stand, congregation, or altar — is truly a blessed ministry!  We thank the Lord for allowing us to serve Him as church musicians, and we pray for His help to carry out our ministry.

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