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Boston Byzantine Choir Mystical Supper: Byzantine Chant in English
Artist: Boston Byzantine Choir
Item number: AB030
Category: Byzantine
Chant Type: Byzantine
Language: English
Label: Boston Byzantine Choir
Period: Contemporary
Length: 60'58
Release date: 2000
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Track Listing
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  1. The Great Doxology MP3  
  2. The Great Ektenia MP3  
  3. Through The Intercessions MP3  
  4. The First Little Ektenia MP3  
  5. O Son of God MP3  
  6. The Second Little Ektenia MP3  
  7. Resurrectional Troparion MP3  
  8. Come Let Us Fall Down MP3  
  9. Trisagion Hymn MP3  
  10. Cherubic Hymn MP3  
  11. The Litany of Supplication MP3  
  12. The Anaphora MP3  
  13. It Is Truly Meet MP3  
  14. One Is Holy MP3  
  15. Praise Ye The Lord MP3  
  16. Blessed Is He That Cometh MP3  
  17. Of Thy Mystical Supper MP3  
  18. Psalm 117 MP3  
  19. We Have Seen The True Light MP3  
  20. Let Our Mouths Be Filled MP3  
  21. Blessed Be The Name of The Lord MP3  
  22. The Dismissal MP3  
  23. Him Who Blesses Us MP3  
Communion, or the Mystical Supper, is a gathering together on the day of the Lord's Resurrection each Sunday, during which we partake of the divine, holy, immortal, and life-giving and dread mysteries of Christ. These are the cross, the grave, the third-day resurrection, the ascension into heaven, the sitting at the right hand, the second and glorious coming. We experience the Eschaton mystically in the Divine Liturgy in anticipation of that which is to come in the fullness of time. The invitation comes from heaven; the banquet takes place in heaven; and the focus of the event is on the Mystical Supper. The Boston Byzantine Choir has drawn from a variety of sources to make one of the first English settings of St. John Chrysostom's Liturgy done entirely in Byzantine chant.
ReviewBy: Fr. Apostolos Hill
This, the second work of the Boston Byzantine Choir, is in the same vein as their first. Mystical Supper is a very good, albeit somewhat simplified, rendering of the Liturgy in English. Drawing from such sources as Kazan, Hadjinicolaou, and Kastanas, the music stays squarely in the Byzantine tradition. The 23 tracks of the recording include all of the main points of the Liturgy so that it imparts the essence of the service in a complete and prayerful way. The voices blend nicely and the ambiance of the church in which this was recorded is decently conveyed. A very good recording for relative newcomers to Byzantine music or for anyone looking for a very good rendering of the Divine Liturgy in English.

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