Publisher: Boston Byzantine Choir
On this CD, Boston Byzantine Choir continues their work of recording traditional Byzantine chant in English. This selection of hymns begins with Lazarus Saturday (the Saturday preceding Palm Sunday) and continues through Holy and Great Friday. The recording includes well known Holy Week hymns such as the "Troparion for Lazarus Saturday," "Behold the Bridegroom," "Thy Bridal Chamber," and the "Lamentations." It also features some new and unique offerings such as "Rejoice, O Bethany" (a hymn for Palm Sunday from Palestine), "Out of the Mouths of Babes," and the rendition of the "Hymn of Kassiani." The CD includes liner notes with an introduction by Fr. Anthony Hughes, and full hymn text in English.