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Support our 2018 Pentecost appeal!

posted May 29, 2018, 9:16 AM by Richard Barrett

Welcome to our annual Pentecost appeal! If AGES benefits you or your parish, please consider making a gift to support AGES' liturgical ministry between now and 29 June, Ss. Peter and Paul.

Your gift to AGES of any size, tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, makes a difference in several areas:

- Providing liturgical texts, services, and music scores, for free, to clergy, cantors, choirs and worshippers throughout the world via the AGES Digital Chant Stand.

- Expanding our offerings with the objective of providing a full cycle of daily services for the entire year.

- Debuting our long-in-development Android app this summer.

- Improving the quality and quantity of our library of texts and music on both the English and the Greek side.

Your generosity directly and substantially impacts worshippers from San Franciso to Hong Kong. You are our co-laborers in this vineyard, and we could not provide this service without you.

As part of our campaign, we are compiling as complete of a list of parishes that use our materials as possible. If your parish uses AGES, please let us know by filling out this form (LINK).

If you want to support AGES but want to make a gift a different way than via online means, please contact our Executive Director Richard Barrett.

Please share this appeal far and wide, and keep us in your prayers!

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Click here to make a gift in support of our Pentecost appeal!

Get to know the AGES DCS app

posted Apr 26, 2018, 2:15 PM by Richard Barrett

Over the next few weeks, then, we’re going to be releasing a series of videos on our YouTube channel that is intended to demonstrate the AGES DCS app and model how it can be useful for parish liturgical ministry. Here’s the first one:

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel and you’ll get automatic notifications when these come out; subscribe by clicking here (LINK).


AGES Annual Report for 2017

posted Mar 14, 2018, 2:41 PM by Richard Barrett

The 2017 Annual Report is now available for download by clicking here! If you are on our mailing list, copies will be going out to the address we have on file.

Board report, 28 January 2018

posted Feb 20, 2018, 8:50 AM by Richard Barrett   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 8:52 PM ]

We are pleased to announce that on 28 January 2018, the AGES Board voted to make Fr. Seraphim Dedes, AGES' founder, a full-time employee of AGES Initiatives, giving him the title of Principal. In this new role, Fr. Seraphim will continue to serve the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and other parishes throughout the world by focusing on content and delivery for liturgical services and music. In addition, to allow Fr. Seraphim to concentrate on these efforts, the Board voted to give the Richard Barrett, the Director of Development and Operations since 1 January 2017, the title and responsibilities of AGES' Executive Director. Richard will continue to work directly with Fr. Seraphim and the Board to oversee the operations of AGES, develop new programs, raise operating funds, and build our external partnerships in a manner consistent with Fr. Seraphim's founding vision. Εἰς ἀνώτερα!

Support our Pentecost appeal!

posted Jun 4, 2017, 3:48 PM by Richard Barrett

Do you use AGES at your parish? Are you a cantor or a singer in the choir who uses AGES for liturgical texts and music? Are you a member of the clergy or an altar server who uses AGES for rubrics and service order? Are you a member of the congregation who follows the Divine Liturgy from your phone using AGES?

If you have benefited from AGES or know somebody who does, please consider supporting AGES with a gift any time between today, Pentecost, and Ss. Peter and Paul, June 29.

Giving online is easy via this Donate button, and your tax-deductible gift will support people all over the United States, and even all over the world, who use AGES for the same reasons you do. Click on the attached link to hear people tell you in their own words what difference your support makes in their lives.

Please consider supporting AGES during this Pentecost season! Please share this link, tell your friends that you've supported us, and that you encourage them to do the same. If you want to make a video yourself where you say that you've supported AGES and why, we'll include it in our posts throughout the month, too!

Thanks very much for your support! The blessing of your participation makes our work possible.

Board report

posted May 30, 2017, 11:06 AM by Richard Barrett   [ updated May 30, 2017, 11:06 AM ]

At our board meeting on May 23 2017, AGES Initiatives elected three new board members. We are pleased to welcome Paul Barnes of Lincoln, NE, John Daly of Round Rock, TX, and Lea Osgood of Cleveland, OH. In addition, the board elected W. S. Moye as the new President and Evelyn Klund as Secretary. Congratulations and many years to all!

At the end of the board meeting, Fr. Dn. Paul Tsahakis announced his resignation from the AGES board of directors we are grateful to Fr. Dn. Paul for his years of service; we would not have gotten this far without his involvement. Many years to you, Fr. Dn. Paul!

Finally, with the election of W. S. Moye as president, Fr. Seraphim announced his resignation from the AGES board. He will continue to serve as the AGES Executive Director.

Fr. Seraphim and the AGES staff are excited to work with the growing AGES board on our mission of promoting and sustaining the Church's music ministry -- the best is yet to come! 

Come have a coffee break with AGES!

posted May 3, 2017, 9:29 PM by Richard Barrett   [ updated May 3, 2017, 9:43 PM ]

Friends - Christ is risen! 

After getting so many great responses to our recent survey, we want to talk to you in person! Would you join us for an online coffee break on Tuesday, May 16 at 3pm EST? 

Participation is completely free and is really easy thanks to Google Hangouts -- just register by clicking HERE, and we'll do the rest!

Looking forward to getting to know you!

Tell your AGES story!

posted Apr 24, 2017, 12:54 PM by Richard Barrett

Friends - Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Will you do us a favor and tell us your AGES story? We want to find out more about how you use AGES, whether you are a cantor, a choir director, a cleric, or a member of the congregation, and we want to hear your story about how you got there and how AGES became a part of it. Whatever you do in church, if AGES has made a difference for you, we want you to tell us all about it.

Would you mind taking a couple of moments to fill out this survey for us? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/72ZM39G

Thanks very much -- we look forward to hearing what you have to say! Christ is risen!

A contribution elsewhere

posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:04 AM by Richard Barrett

Recently, our Director of Operations Richard Barrett contributed the article "Voice and machine: Technology and Orthodox liturgical music" to Orthodox Arts Journal. Among other things, he discusses developments in technology that are finding a place among Orthodox church musicians, including the use of tablets and digital platforms such as the AGES Digital Chant stand. Read it and let us know what you think!

AGES Initiatives Annual Report for 2016

posted Mar 1, 2017, 11:29 AM by Richard Barrett   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 11:30 AM ]

To our friends and supporters - your generosity of spirit has benefited AGES Initiatives tremendously. Through your gift, you have provided liturgical texts and music for all who need it, both here at home and at points abroad, such as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Kenya.

Here is our annual report for 2016, including Fr. Seraphim’s report, our current financial snapshot, and updates on our ongoing efforts. Among many other things, your continued support of AGES in 2017 will make workshops possible, like our Holy Week seminar in Charlotte the weekend of March 12, also allow us to expand our database of liturgical texts, and to take advantage of new and existing technologies to promote and sustain the Church’s music ministry.

As always, please get in touch with us if you have any questions, suggestions, or other feedback!

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