The Saint Romanos the Melodist Medallion
Since 1980, the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians has awarded the Medallion of St. Romanos the Melodist to individuals who have made exemplary national contributions to church music in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Patriarch Athenagoras I Award For Distinguished Metropolis Service
The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians awards the Patriarch Athenagoras Medal to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to church music in their Metropolises.
This Award is a means of giving recognition within an individual Metropolis to persons whose Metropolis-wide contributions to the music ministry of the Church are worthy of this distinction. The recipients shall have significantly contributed talents and/or service to the development and perpetuation of the choirs within the Boston Metropolis served by MBFGOCM. By so doing, these individuals shall have fostered the aims and goals of MBFGOCM and the National Forum. The Patriarch Athenagoras Award consists of a medal specially designed for the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians and shall be given to each Award recipient.
The candidates shall:
- Be church musicians who are active and contributing members of a Greek Orthodox Church within the Boston Metropolis which is served by MBFGOCM, or clergy within the Metropolis who have made significant contributions to the Church Music Ministry.
- Have a significant length of dedicated and meritorious service to the Church Music Ministry of the Boston Metropolis.
- Have demonstrated exceptional service at the Metropolis, regional and local levels within one or more of the organizational structures which support and promote the well-being of the total Music Ministry Program.
- May have demonstrated distinction in one or a combination of conducting, composing, accompanying, singing, chanting or service in the Church Music Ministry.
- May have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service in promoting regional and local Church Music Ministry programs.
- Be nominated based solely on his or her contributions within the Metropolis.
St. John of Damascus Award
This Award is given to a person who may or may not be a member of the Metropolis of Boston Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians and who has made valuable contributions to the development and enrichment of our Greek folk music and/or the music of our Church, or who has contributed significantly to the advancement of our choirs. Every year at the conference MBFGOCM will present this honorary member award. Choir members who are dedicated can be nominated.
The final decision will be made by the executive board.
Metropolis of Boston Years of Service Awards
In 2009 the Metropolis of Boston Federation of Church Musicians began recognizing Choir Members for their total years of choir participation: 10 years, 25 years, and 50 years.
Choir Directors or Priests are asked to send your complete roster of all Choir Members, including Organists and Directors, showing the total number of years of service, beginning in youth choir (if applicable) through June of the current year to:
Heidi Mason, ℅ Annunciation Church, 457 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or email to: email@example.com.
Please note: Choirs need to be in good standing with the Federation for their members to receive the award. Membership form »