• From the Holy Trinity Cathedral website:   In early summer of 2007, Archbishop JOB (Osacky) undertook a personal project, the musical arrangement of the service of Paraklisis (supplicatory canon to the Most-holy Theotokos) in four-part harmony, employing the Carpatho-Rusyn Sacred Chant (Cerkovnoje Prostopinije).  In the hymnographical spirit of "Come, all who love the feasts, let us form a choir..." several singers were recruited informally from among the various parishes in the Greater Chicago area to form a choir. The St. Alexis Men's Chorus of Chicago has released a CD of the Paraklisis arranged and directed by His Eminence, Archbishop JOB.  Proceeds from the sale of this CD will go to the Seminarian Scholarship Fund of the diocese of the Midwest.  The CDs are available at the candle desk and also in the Cathedral's Book Store for $15.  Stop by to purchase one!
  • Selections from the Divine Liturgy recorded live in the monastery chapel on the Sunday of the Blind Man. These chants place the listener alongside the fathers in the moving and awe-inspiring atmosphere of worship in the Greek Orthodox tradition.
  • In the recording, The Akathistos Hymn, British composer Ivan Moody blends medieval Byzantine chant with richly-textured Russian style choruses in this stunning vocal work, composed expressly for Cappella Romana. This is a World Premiere Recording and is a setting in English with the traditional Greek refrains. Ivan Moody was born in London in 1964. He has studied music and theology at the Universities of London (winning the Royal Holloway Prize in 1984 for his Three Poems of Anna Akhmatova), Joensuu and York, his composition teachers being Brian Dennis, Sir John Tavener and William Brooks. He lives at present in Estoril, Portugal, with his wife, the singer Susana Diniz Moody, and their three children, Sebastian, Sofia and Barbara.
  • Full of Grace

    $20.00
  • Sung by the choirs of St Vladimir's Seminary Arranged for English-language liturgical use in North America, these chants draw from various musical traditions of the Orthodox Church and include, among other selections:
    • Gladsome Light, Znamenny chant
    • "The Shadow of the Law," Znamenny chant
    • St Symeon's Prayer, Byzantine chant
    • Antiphon XV at the Entrance of the Cross on Great and Holy Friday, Byzantine chant
    • The Polyeleon (Psalm 135), Byzantine chant
    • Exapostilarion of Bridegroom Matins, Bulgarian melody
    • Kathisma Hymn of Great and Holy Thursday, Carpatho-Rusyn chant
    • Kathisma Hymn of Paschal Nocturns, Bulgarian melody
    • "Christ is Risen," Serbian and Byzantine chant
  • This recording presents a number of examples of traditional Orthodox chant, primarily from the Russian tradition, in various styles and arrangements. Featured prominently on the recording is the Russian style of chant known as Znamenny chant, which, despite three centuries of Western influence, the Russian church continued to recognize as the principal form of "canonical singing" all the way up to the Revolution. In recent decades, chant has experienced a significant revival all over the Orthodox world, both in the "old country" and the new, and this present recording from St. Tikhon's Mission Choir is but one humble attempt to make these beautiful, uplifting, and transcendent melodies a little better known to English speakers.