Oak Chantor’s Stand

This traditional Greek Orthodox chantor's stand features cabinets and a two-sided rotating top in oak and basswood. This is a piece of liturgical furniture built to display and store books during service. Built and carved by Dimitrios and dedicated to his parents, this piece was donated to St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The grapevine is a recurring theme in liturgical furniture, in reference to the scripture, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit.” And so the oak stand itself depicts the vine and grapes. The bas relief depicts King David, with his harp, the composer of the Psalms. This was carved from a two inch thick slab of contrasting basswood, secured from the inside with screws.


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