Cappella Romana's presents its two-CD release of the Divine Liturgy in English set to Byzantine Chant. A male ensemble led by Alexander Lingas chants the service's hymns, psalms, and responses in a resonant natural acoustic according to the most authoritative Byzantine traditions, including works adapted from Petros Peloponnesios (+1778), Nileus Kamarados (+1922) and St. John Koukouzelis (+ca. 1341).

The Very Rev. Dr. Archimandrite Meletios Webber (priest) and the Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis (deacon) render in full all of the litanies and prayers of the entire Eucharistic assembly. Issued with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop +GREGORIOS, this 2-CD set employs the official translation of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, and features a 40-page booklet with an annotated text of the service and essays on Orthodox worship and Byzantine chant by the Very Rev. Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash), Alexander Lingas, and John Michael Boyer.

For digital downloads, the album is meant for listening all at once as tracks have no gaps between the movements.

Scores available for download

Alexander Lingas, director
Ioannis Arvanitis, guest director and monophonarios
John Michael Boyer, First domestikos
Mark Powell, Second domestikos

Disc One: The Liturgy of the Catechumens
1. Opening Blessing and Litany of Peace
2-6. Constantinopolitan antiphons
7-9. Small entrance, apolytikia, and kontakion
10. Trisagion
11. Dynamis of the Trisagion
12-13. Prokeimenon and Apostle
14-15. Alleluiaron and Gospel
16. Litany of Fervent Supplication
17. Litany for the Catechumens
18. Litanies of the Faithful

Disc Two: The Liturgy of the Faithful
1-3. Cherubic Hymn and Great Entrance
4. Litany of the Precious Gifts and Kiss of Peace
5. The Creed
6-7. The Holy Oblation (Anaphora)
8. Megalynarion
9-10. Litany and the Lord’s Prayer
11. Communion of the Clergy
12-13. Distribution of Holy Communion
14-15. Post-Communion Hymns
16. Thanksgiving and (Constantinopolitan) Dismissal
17. Prayer behind the Ambo
18-19. Final (Monastic) Dismissal