Jim Giatas is an Orthodox Christian singer/songwriter who proclaims the good news of life in Christ. In these perilous end-times, Jim is blessed with a clear sense of vision as a serious artist who writes and performs songs with uncompromising lyrics firmly based in the Holy Scriptures and in the Holy Tradition of the One, Holy, Catholic (complete) and Apostolic greek orthodox Church. In this age of confusion, compromise, secularization, and the dulling of our doctrinal acuity, we emphasize apostolic tradition, continuity and conservatism over a 2,000 year history.
“We preserve the Doctrine of the Lord uncorrupted, and firmly adhere to the faith He delivered to us, and keep it free from blemish and diminution, as a Royal Treasure, and a monument of great price, neither adding anything, nor taking anything from it.” (Eastern Patriarchs to the English Non-Jurors, 1718)
Jim has found the peace of God through repentance in the ancient, undivided, Holy Orthodox Church. He is of the conviction, however unpopular, that the purity of the Gospel message must never be sacrificed for feelings, “spiritual experience” or a desire to become acceptable to the world.
Jim has accepted the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ to forsake all and fully consecrate himself to leading people to God through Orthodox Christianity as his great and only lifework. The life of Christ richly dwells in Jim as he ministers in spiritual songs, singing with grace in his heart for the Lord.
Jim was at Woodstock in August 1969 and after having explored various “new age” eastern philosophies, as well as Roman Catholicism and Protestant Evangelical and Pentecostal beliefs, Jim has come full circle to embrace the historic Holy Orthodox Christian Church where he was first baptized. “I simply grew tired of running into so many dead ends. I am truly thankful to come home to the historic Orthodox Christian Church that the Lord Jesus founded in 33 A.D.”
Jim writes, records and plays all of the instruments on his recordings as well as singing all of the vocal parts. Unlike most music being made today, Jim does not use computer pitch correction or maximum compression to sound like most everybody else. “I like all all the little - and not so little - imperfections that keep my music human and original.” Jim has recorded all of his music at home with very modest means. He requests that everyone should listen under headphones to bring out the best audio experience possible.
Jim’s music is entirely non-commercial. His music can be heard in complete versions on this web-site and may be downloaded as Mp3 digital versions for free. (PLEASE LISTEN UNDER HEADPHONES!) Also, there is never a fee to hear Jim in concert. As the Lord Jesus said, “Freely you have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8
“The aim and final reason for all music
should be none else than the glory of God.”
*Jim’s music may not be sold nor used commercially in any way. All Rights Reserved A.S.C.A.P.
GIATAS IS A GREEK NAME. THE "I" IS SILENT AND EACH "A" IS SOFT.