Tracks (30)

  1. Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

    Bells of one of the largest and oldest churches in the centre of Jerusalem's Old City

    Composed by Traditional

  2. Christmas Eve Hymn

    Armenian-Orthodox version to the Roman-Catholic "Magnificat". St. James Theological Choir, Jerusalem.

    Composed by Traditional

  3. Christmas Midnight Mass Hymn

    Armenian-Catholic version of the Roman-Catholic "Magnificat". Features organ that is not used in Orthodox churches.

    Composed by Traditional

  4. Epiphany - Vesper Service

    Romanian-Orthodox version of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan by St. John.

    Composed by Traditional

  5. Epiphany - Liturgy of the 12 Apostles

    Recorded at the Syrian-Orthodox church in Bethlehem - right in the St. Marks Convent in the Old City of Jerusalem where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place.

    Composed by Traditional

  6. Epiphany - Zuyokho

    Syrian-Orthodox liturgy sung in Aramaic. Rattling sistra sound which is believed to symbolize the wings of the angels.

    Composed by Traditional

  7. St. Simon's Feast

    Greek-Orthodox. Sung in Greek and Arabic in alternation.

    Composed by Traditional

  8. Presentation of Christ to the Temple

    Armenian-Orthodox rite. 4th century. Vesper service hymn.

    Composed by Traditional

  9. Palm Sunday Mass

    Maronite (earliest Eastern Catholic church) rite. Pre-10th century rite, sung in Arabic.

    Composed by Traditional

  10. Feet-washing Ceremony

    Syrian-Orthodox. Ceremony on Holy Thursday before Easter. Young girls singing in Aramaic.

    Composed by Traditional

  11. Good Friday - Litany for the Holy Mother

    Maronite Church, Jerusalem. Sung in Arabic.

    Composed by Traditional

  12. Pentecost - Hymn of the Cherubs

    Greek-Orthodox patriarchate priests.

    Composed by Traditional

  13. Pentecost - Paraklitos

    Ethiopian-Orthodox priests, rattling of the incense vessels' silver chains. Sung in Ghez.

    Composed by Traditional

  14. Pentecost - Hymn to the Virgin

    Russian-Orthodox church choir. "Sistra"-rattling, sung in Slavonic.

    Composed by Traditional

  15. Feast of the Assumption

    Russian-Orthodox nuns' choir, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Gethsemane, Jerusalem.

    Composed by Traditional

  16. Elevation of the Cross - Vesper Service

    Nuns of the Russian-Orthodox Ein-Karem Convent, Russian Compound Cathedral, Jerusalem.

    Composed by Traditional

  17. Discovery of the Cross

    Procession Hymn for the burial of Christ, sung in Armenian. Armenian-Orthodox Patriarchate, Jerusalem.

    Composed by Traditional

  18. Feast of the Bible Translators

    Eve of Feast Service hymn, sung in Armenian.

    Composed by Traditional

  19. St. John's Feast

    Vesper Service Hymn, 2nd century. Sung in Greek by priests and choir of the Greek-Orthodox Patriacharte, Jerusalem.

    Composed by Traditional

  20. Feasts' Vesper Service

    This hymn corresponds to the Catholic "Magnificat". Sung in Slavonic by nuns of the Russian-Orthodox Ein-Karem Convent

    Composed by Traditional

  21. Matins Service - Trysagion

    Sung in Aramaic by Syrian-Catholic St. Joseph's Church Choir, Bethlehem.

    Composed by Traditional

  22. Sundays' and Feasts' Liturgy - Psalm 136

    Pre-6th century melody, sung in Greek by the Greek-Orthodox Choir of the Holy Sepulchre.

    Composed by Traditional

  23. Christmas Midnight Mass - Psalm 136

    Greek-Catholic. Devout, prayer-like, sung in Arabic. 1960s (historical recording).

    Composed by Traditional

  24. Solemn Memorial Mass (soprano solo)

    Armenian-Catholic. Commemorates the victims of the Armenian genocide by the Turks in 1915.

    Composed by Traditional

  25. Solemn Memorial Mass (duet)

    Armenian-Catholic. Variation of track #24, sung as a duet by tenor and soprano.

    Composed by Traditional

  26. Solemn Memorial Mass - supplication

    Armenian-Catholic. Variation of track #24.

    Composed by Traditional

  27. Roman-Catholic Mass in Hebrew

    Roman-Catholic, sung in Hebrew. Composed for Hebrew-speaking Roman-Catholics in Israel.

    Composed by Traditional

  28. St. James' Feast

    Greek-Orthodox. Vespers Service.

    Composed by Traditional

  29. Circumcision Mass

    Greek-Catholic version of "Kyrie Eleison" Greek refrain within the Arabic prayer text.

    Composed by Traditional

  30. Presentation of Christ to the Temple

    Russian-Orthodox version of the frequently repeated Greek "Kyrie Eleison", sung in Slavonic.

    Composed by Traditional