This long awaited recording by the famed Boston Byzantine Choir directed by Charles Marge has been received with joy by Orthodox of all jurisdictions.
It is a classic and traditional rendering of the greatest celebration of Orthodoxy-Holy Week—in English.
THY PASSION brings the listener the most important and beautiful moments of Holy Week from the morning of Lazarus Saturday to the evening of Holy Friday. From the celebration of Palm Sunday to the depth of anguish on Holy Friday the Boston Byzantine Choir celebrates the Passion of Christ as a refined liturgical drama told in the tones and hymns of the most ancient Christian church yet understandable to English speakers.
THY PASSION contains many well-known Orthodox hymns. But now these hymns are rendered for the first time in a traditional manner yet in English. English speaking Orthodox Christians and others who love the simple ageless beauty of Orthodox chant will delight in this sensitively rendered wonderful new recording.
THY PASSION includes...
When Thou Didst Raise Lazarus
Rejoice, O Bethany
Out of the Mouths Of Babes
When We Were Buried With Thee
Alleluias of Holy Week
Behold the Bridegroom
Thy Bridal Chamber
Hymn of Kassiani
When the Glorious Disciples
15th Antiphon of Holy Friday Matins...
...and more than ten other wonderful pieces of chant in English that will stir the soul...
This Music CD also includes a booklet with the text of all the hymns in English along with an introduction to this historic recording by Fr. Anthony Hughes.