Every second Saturday of the month, 4 pm - Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ. Followed by refreshments.
Next Liturgy: Saturday 14th July - 3pm Great Vespers, 4pm Divine Liturgy for Sunday

To purchase The Divine Liturgy: an Anthology for Worship (in English), order from the Sheptytsky Institute here, or the St Basil's Bookstore here.

To purchase the Divine Praises, the Divine Office of the Byzantine-Slav rite (in English), order from the Eparchy of Parma here.

The new catechism in English, Christ our Pascha, is available from the Eparchy of the Holy Family and the Society. Please email johnchrysostom@btinternet.com for details.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

The Divine Liturgy in English in Byzantine Chant

NEW RELEASE: Cappella Romana have now released their highly anticipated double-CD 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 Chryssavgis (deacon) render in full all of the litanies and prayers of the entire Eucharistic assembly. Visit the links to purchase the CDs online - it is not yet being marketed commercially through UK outlets.

Issued with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop +GREGORIOS of Thyateira, the 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.

Cappella Romana, founded in 1991, is a vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to a scholarly exploration of the musical traditions of the Christian East and West, with emphasis on early and contemporary music.
See the Events for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy with this music on 21st March at St Sophia's Cathedral in London at 10-30 am, and related events by Capella Romana.
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