MASTER BLESS! HYMNS FROM THE HIERARCHICAL DIVINE LITURGY (CD)
Whenever a bishop serves it is customary to offer musical settings that are particularly elaborate and festive, in part to cover certain liturgical actions that require more time (the Great Entrance, the Communion of the clergy), but also as a way of marking the special character of the occasion.
The recording from which most of the selections are taken, Master, Bless! by Archangel Voices; offers Divine Liturgy hymns appropriate for a bishop`s service, but it also breaks new ground in that it renders in English some of the hymns and acclamations that are to this day commonly sung in Greek in many churches — “Ton dhespotin,” “Eis polla eti, dhespota,” “Axios!” and others.
Total Recording Time: 79:36:00