Learning Greek Experience as a native Greek

Resources and methods for teaching and learning New Testament Greek.

Re: Learning Greek Experience as a native Greek

Postby Jonathan Robie » May 30th, 2012, 10:39 am

Nikolaos Adamou wrote:Jonathan,
The Greek Bible society allows you to download from the general site of the Bible Society
that so far has only the NT.
I assume that is an ongoing process, and soon the other parts that now are available in the Greek site would also be available.

I snagged their GNT a long time ago, and I'm using it very happily in my daily reading. Very clear, very good phrasing.
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Learning Greek Experience as a native Greek

Postby Paul-Nitz » June 2nd, 2012, 9:21 am

Nikolaos Adamou wrote:Listening to the Liturgy of Chrysostom and memorizing its prayers due to the frequency of its occurrence helped tremendously.

Nik - Thanks much for that description. I have tried in vain to find early Christian liturgies on the web. My thought was to make Greek liturgy a part of my devotional life. Any liturgy would do, but what I would especially excited to find is order of Matins in Koine.

a) Do you know of Koine liturgies I can get on the Internet?
b) Are the liturgies you used "normal" Koine, or were they modified over the ages?
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Re: Learning Greek Experience as a native Greek

Postby Nikolaos Adamou » June 3rd, 2012, 11:54 pm

Dear Paul

all Greek liturgical texts can be found in this site
including liturgies, and several cases allows you to hear the written part.
The text are found at the end of the list as:
Χρυσοστόμου Καθ' ημέραν
Χρυσοστόμου Κυριακή
Χρυσοστόμου Κυριακή μετά Διακόνου
Βασιλείου - Προηγιασμένη

Now that there is YouTube, not only you can hear it, but you can also see it.
The oldest one is the Liturgy of st. James Ἰακώβου τοῦ ἀδελφοθέου who was the first bishop of Jerusalem.
in a complete form in three parts from the city of Patrae

a) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5cE6WVwlX4&feature=related
b) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMhmB1KBe-w&feature=relmfu
c) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5_XLrmaniE&feature=channel&list=UL

and from Verroia

This is performed only once a year.

The Liturgy of st. Basil as it was performed on Great Thursday, which is the second before the last of the year,

On Great Thursday every ten years in Constantinople is performed the sanctification of the Holy Myrrh
and this one is from the 2012 sanctification.

Also within a Liturgy ordinations are performed, and here is the ordination of the Metropolitan of Bursa or Proussa.

During the period of Lend and Holy Week except Sundays the Liturgy of pre-sanctified Gifts is performed.
This liturgy contains most of biblical readings than all the others, that they change every time, in that way each day of its performance has different readings.

Searching the youtube in Greek you can find many, I just gave you here few as an example.

I hope all that may be helpful.
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Re: Learning Greek Experience as a native Greek

Postby Penelope Kappa » October 13th, 2013, 3:29 pm

What a wondefrul and useful thread.
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