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 Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  2. Christmas Eve Hymn

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: 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 Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  4. Epiphany - Vesper Service

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: 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 Trad./Arr.: 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 Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  7. St. Simon's Feast

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  8. Presentation of Christ to the Temple

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  9. Palm Sunday Mass

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  10. Feet-washing Ceremony

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  11. Good Friday - Litany for the Holy Mother

    Maronite Church, Jerusalem. Sung in Arabic.

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  12. Pentecost - Hymn of the Cherubs

    Greek-Orthodox patriarchate priests.

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  13. Pentecost - Paraklitos

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  14. Pentecost - Hymn to the Virgin

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  15. Feast of the Assumption

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  16. Elevation of the Cross - Vesper Service

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  17. Discovery of the Cross

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  18. Feast of the Bible Translators

    Eve of Feast Service hymn, sung in Armenian.

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: 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 Trad./Arr.: 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 Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  21. Matins Service - Trysagion

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: 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 Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  23. Christmas Midnight Mass - Psalm 136

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  24. Solemn Memorial Mass (soprano solo)

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  25. Solemn Memorial Mass (duet)

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  26. Solemn Memorial Mass - supplication

    Armenian-Catholic. Variation of track #24.

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  27. Roman-Catholic Mass in Hebrew

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  28. St. James' Feast

    Greek-Orthodox. Vespers Service.

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  29. Circumcision Mass

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional

  30. Presentation of Christ to the Temple

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

    Composed by Trad./Arr.: Traditional