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Program: #08-40, Air Date: 09/22/08

The huge Orthodox conference in Washington in the summer of 2008 was the site of this huge two-CD project by the Cappella Romana, featuring the official English translation of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, employing the sanctioned translation of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

NOTE: All of the music on this program was performed by the Cappella Romana Byzantine Ensemble, Alexander Lingas, director.

For more information about this group, you may explore their web site:

www.cappellaromana.org

This Divine Liturgy in English

Cappella Romana's highly anticipated two-CD release of the Divine Liturgy in English set to Byzantine Chant. A male ensemble led by Alexander Lingas chants the service's hymns, psalms, and responses in a resonant natural acoustic according to the most authoritative Byzantine traditions, including works adapted from Petros Peloponnesios (+1778), Nileus Kamarados (+1922) and St. John Koukouzelis (+ca. 1341).

The Very Rev. Dr. Archimandrite Meletios Webber (priest) and the Rev. Dr. John Chyrssavgis (deacon) render in full all of the litanies and prayers of the entire Eucharistic assembly.

Issued with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop +GREGORIOS, this 2-CD set employs the official translation of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, and features a 40-page booklet with an annotated text of the service and essays on Orthodox worship and Byzantine chant by the Very Rev. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash), Alexander Lingas, and John Michael Boyer.

The Liturgy of the Catechumens

1-01. Litany of Peace; Prayer
1-02. First Antiphon
1-03. Little Litany; Prayer
1-04. Second Antiphon
1-05. Litany; Prayer
1-06. Third Antiphon
1-07. Entrance Hymn
1-08. Apolytikia
1-09. Kontakion
1-10. KAMARADOS, Nileus: Trisagion
1-11. Dynamis of the Trisagion
1-12. Prokeimenon
1-13. Epistle
1-14. Alleluia
1-15. Gospel
1-16. Litany of Fervent Supplication
1-17. Litany of the Catechumens
1-18. Litanies of the Faithful

The Liturgy of the Faithful

2-01. PELOPONNESIOS, Petros: Cherubic Hymn; Before the Entrance
2-02. Peloponnesios, Petros Cherubic Hymn; Great Entrance
2-03. Peloponnesios, Petros Cherubic Hymn; After the Entrance
2-04. Litany of the Precious Gifts and Kiss of Peace
2-05. The Creed
2-06. Anaphora; Dialogue before the Anaphora
2-07. Anaphora
2-08. Megalynarion
2-09. Litany before the Lord's Prayer
2-10. Lord's Prayer
2-11. Communion of the Clergy and Antiphonal Psalm
2-12. Communion of the Laity
2-13. KOUKOUZELIS, St. John: Praise the Lord from the Heavens
2-14. We have seen the true light
2-15. Let our mouth be filled
2-16. Thanksgiving and (Constantinopolitan) Dismissal
2-17. Prayer behind the Ambo and Final (Monastic) Dismissal
2-18. Blessed be the name of the Lord
2-19. Final dismissal

Composer Info

Petros Peloponnesios (+1778), Nileus Kamarados (+1922), St. John Koukouzelis (+ca. 1341)