The Divine Liturgy in English in Byzantine Chant


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
John Michael Boyer, First domestikos
Mark Powell, Second domestikos

    Disc One: The Liturgy of the Catechumens

  1. Opening Blessing, Litany of Peace, and Prayer of the First Antiphon
  2. First Antiphon
  3. Short Litany and Prayer of the Second Antiphon
  4. Second Antiphon
  5. Short Litany and Prayer of the Third Antiphon
  6. Third Antiphon
  7. Entrance with the Holy Gospel
  8. Apolytikia (of the day and of the local church)
  9. Kontakion of the Season
  10. Trisagion
  11. Dynamis (Perisse) of the Trisagion after Nileus Kamarados (1847-1922)
  12. Prokeimenon
  13. Apostle
  14. Alleluiarion
  15. Gospel
  16. Litany of Fervent Supplication
  17. Litany for the Catechumens
  18. Litanies of the Faithful
  19. Disc Two: The Liturgy of the Faithful

    Cherubic Hymn in Mode Plagal IV, after Petros Peloponnesios (d. 1778)

  20. Opening Section
  21. The Great Entrance
  22. After the Entrance
  23. Litany of the Precious Gifts and Kiss of Peace
  24. The Creed
  25. he Holy Oblation (Anaphora)

  26. TThe Dialogue before the Anaphora
  27. The Anaphora (the Eucharistic Prayer)
  28. Megalynarion and Conclusion of the Anaphora
  29. Litany of the Lord’s Prayer
  30. The Lord’s Prayer
  31. Communion of the Clergy and Antiphonal Psalm
  32. Distribution of Holy Communion

  33. Communion of the Laity
  34. ‘Praise the Lord from the Heavens’ after St John Koukouzelis (ca 1280 - 1341)
  35. Post-Communion Hymns

  36. We have seen the true light
  37. Let our mouth be filled
  38. Thanksgiving and (Constantinopolitan) Dismissal
  39. Prayer behind the Ambo
  40. Final (Monastic) Dismissal

  41. Blessed be the name of the Lord
  42. Final dismissal