“Praise Him for His mighty works. Praise His unequaled greatness.
Praise Him with the trumpet and with lute and harp.”
Psalm 150: 2,3
The Chanter (or Reader) is a layperson that assists in serving the Divine Services by chanting responses and hymns. The Chanter (in Greek - the "Psalti") receives a special blessing from the Metropolitan or Bishop to serve in this capacity.
Stavros Kariolis has chanted at Saint George Church for over 20 years. He assisted his koumbaro George Maouris, of Blessed Memory, for many years. George mentored Stavros at the chanter's stand and encouraged Stavros, when the time came, to continue in his place.