George Raidestinos I

Archon Protopsaltes of the Great Church of Christ

George Raidestinos I, Protopsaltes of the Great Church of Christ, was an excellent musician whose peak was around 1680. He was a student of Melchisedek bishop of Raidestos.

He wrote many lessons of the Papadic genre, and slow pasapnoaria of the Matins, and other ecclesiastical melodies in the Kratematarion, Oikematarion, and the Sticherarion, most of which were explained from the ancient notation to the notation currently in use.