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A cantor, also called a chanter (in Greek, Ψάλτης, psaltis; in Slavonic, Пѣвецъ - pievets), is a lay person in minor orders who chants responses and hymns in the services of the church. Particularly in the Byzantine tradition, the cantor in charge of doing the music for a service is referred to as the protopsaltis