Thursday, February 07, 2008

Blessed is the man



A video of a stunning Byzantine chant, with photos of St. Ignatios Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Augusta, GA. Performed by the Boston Byzantine Choir, from their album, First Fruits.

Somehow, this seems rather appropriate as we start Lent. [The responsorial Psalm for the Mass (Roman rite) today is also the same, from Psalm 1.] Yes, it's full of Alleluias -- the East doesn't have the tradition of omitting Alleluias from the liturgy during Lent, though.

[The video quality isn't that great. I had to create a low-res version: it's the only thing that would upload through the obdurate internet connection here.]

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