My priest traditionally does a lot of the chanting during Vespers and Orthros which are traditionally reserved for the chanters to do. The reason is that prior to his coming, our church had not celebrated these offices so when he came, he had to do a lot of the hymns himself and it was only later, with people learning to chant, that others could take away the burden.
Now when a bishop comes, I understand that it is his traditional "right" (forgive me for not using the correct term) to sing/chant Psalm 103 and Phos Hilaron. But does that also include the first part of Psalm 140 "Lord, I have cried"? The reason I ask is because our priest wants to start singng that since he is the Bishop's representative. I've never heard of the bishop even doing this and he has never done this when he has come to visit our parish. Thoughts?