Highly recommended

The Divine Liturgy in English in Byzantine Chant by Cappella Romana, which you can buy here. Now, that’s what ison is supposed to sound like! They use the Greek Archdiocese of Great Britain translation, which is fairly odd in places (Mother of God instead of Theotokos), and you don’t expect to hear the full prayers on a recording like this, but it’s a great documentation of Byzantine chant.

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One Response to Highly recommended

  1. The Divine Liturgy in English is becoming a common occurrence in many Eastern Orthodox Churches in the United States. This is especially the case in Russian, Antiochian, Albanian, and Romanian Orthodox Churches.

    I believe that with the next generation, English will be used by all Orthodox Churches in the United States for the Divine Liturgy.

    The fact is that the fourth, fifth, and sixth generation of Americans no longer know the native language of their ancestors, and they will only attend church services that are entirely in English.

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