VIDEO: 5 monks play semantron simultaneously at St Amphilochios the New canonization ceremony

In a video posted on Facebook by Mattheos Melianos, five Orthodox monks were playing the semantron simultaneously during the Divine Liturgy celebrated last week at St John the Theologian Monastery of Patmos on the occasion of the canonization ceremony of Saint Amphilochios the New.

The semantron or semandron (Greek: σήμαντρον), or semanterion (σημαντήριον), is a percussion instrument used in monasteries to summon the monastics to prayer or at the start of a procession.

Elder Amphilochios Makris (1889-1970) was canonized by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the end of August 2018.

The canonization of St. Amphilochios (Makris) was celebrated over a 4-day period, September 17-20, at the Monastery of St. John the Theologian where he laboured as a monk and served as abbot, and at the Annunciation Monastery on the island of Patmos.

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