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December 24, 2020

90-Year-Old Woman from Kalymnos Chants Christmas Hymns

 

Katerina Makarouna, the "Nightingale of Palionisos" as she is known, is a 91-year-old (in the video she is 90) widow from Kalymnos, who has 6 children, 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and lives in Palionisos, the most remote village of the island with only six inhabitants for the past 67 years (they only received electricity 6 or 7 years ago and a paved road in 2006). Below she chants with a sweet and melodic voice the Christmas Kathisma hymn "Deute Idomen Pistoi" ("Come ye faithful") which is followed by the Canon hymn "Christ is Born" from within the Chapel of Saint Peter, which she visits once or twice a week. 
 
The chanting begins at the 6:30 mark: