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Sun of Justice: Byzantine Chant for Christmas in Greek, Arabic, and English
By Aaron Cain, David Krueger, David Stutz, John Michael Boyer, John S. Boyer, Lukas Breen, Nicholas Fine, Proto, and Rev. John Rassem El Massih. By Ioannis Arvanitis, Ioannis Vyzantios, John Michael Boyer, Mitri El Murr, Monk Chrysostom Agiographos, Petros Peloponnesios, Rev. John Rassem El Massih, Stephanos Lambadarios, and V. Rev. Romanos Joubran. Classical. CD. Naxos #CR417-2CD. Published by Naxos (NX.CR417-2CD).
Item Number: NX.CR417-2CD
This first release by Proto features over two hours of traditional Byzantine chants for Christmas. Proto is a collaboration of two protopsaltes ("first cantors"): John Michael Boyer, Protopsaltis of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco; and the Reverend Deacon John Rassem El Massih, Protopsaltis of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Their shared vision is excellence in traditional Byzantine Music within the liturgical life of Orthodox Christian parishes, as well as the advancement, development, and composition of traditional Byzantine Music in the English language. A 32-page booklet is included with this release, with full texts in Greek, Arabic, and English. This album has been endorsed by Their Eminences JOSEPH, Antiochian Orthodox Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North America, and GERASIMOS, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of San Francisco.