Publisher: Boston Byzantine Choir
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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.