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Antiphon
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A verse from the Scripture, or an appropriate hymn sung before or after the Psalms.

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A form of liturgical chant performed by two groups of chanters, referred to as the northern and southern chorus with regard to their position where they stand in the church, next to the iconostasis. Each sings four verses alternatively. This form is commonly used in the annual and Kiyahkian psalmody.

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