Sheehan’s Liturgy offers a much needed refuge

HRAudio.net’s Adrian Quanjer reviews Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom:

“‘In times of difficulty and insecurity, like now with a highly contagious virus spreading over the world, people will search for something tangible to hold on to. Something that gives warmth and hope, doesn’t change and has already for a long time been an unshakable part of humanity’. This is what crossed my mind when I received this latest release of Cappella Records. The composition may be new, the worship isn’t. The Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom is as old as Byzantine Christianity and has comforted millions of souls since. When listening to it I became wondrously aware that the magic of what Benedict Sheehan conveys so impressively with this world premiere recording, may offer to many, whether or not being an active believer, that so much needed refuge. … Sound & sight-wise, there is an abundant choice: A conventional CD plus a Blu-Ray Pure Audio 2.0 stereo and 5.1 surround DTS MA 24/192, with 2 additional video tracks taken during the recording sessions May 2020 at the St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania with Mark Donahue doing the mixing and the mastering. And if this wasn’t enough, a two hours video of the complete Divine Liturgy celebration held in October 2019 at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Washington D.C. is included, with all its pomp and circumstance. A document to cherish.”

—Adrian Quanjer, HRAudio.net

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