Mods/admins, please move this topic if it's not in the right area. I haven't been on this site for 7 years.
I was trained to not chant the full text of the response "Erepou esmou ethouab" ('May their holy blessings',barakathom) after the priest finishes the diptych and has mentioned the names of congregation members who have departed. Rather, I would then start the response at "Doxa ci kyrie".
Recently, a fellow chanter told me that this is no longer valid and that there is a 2004 decision from the Holy Synod that says that we must say the full text of the response, regardless of the diptych, because that response is for the saints and not the congregation members whom have passed...
Does anyone know if this is true or not, or if someone has heard or been taught the same as me and was corrected?
I know the Synodal decisions are unfortunately not documented and published.. but I'm banking on something being known.