Choir Monks from the Monastery of Simonos Petra: Hymns of Mount Athos
Reviewed by Jim Logue, Jr.
by Jim Logue, Jr. | Source: GrapeVine - GVOnline.Net
Mount Athos is a peninsula located in Greece - it's approximately 350 square kilometers, and the entire area is dedicated to God. There are twenty monasteries in this area. One of those is the Holy Monastery of Simon Petras, which was built in the 13th century and is dedicated to Simon Peter, the Apostle. There are approximately 60 monks here who came together to record this CD of hymns in the Orthodox tradition, all acappella.
This CD is a beautiful rendition of some wonderful chant music dedicated to God. Published by Jade Music, this album lets you experience the presence of God in the songs sung by the monks at the Abbey. This area of Greece is a very spiritual area, and the atmosphere is captured in this recording.
1/ O Virgin Pure (Agnie Parthene)
2/ O Give Thanks to the Lord
3/ Praise the Lord from the Heavens
5/ Doxastikon and Theotokion of the Polyeleos
6/ The Great Doxology
7/ I will Bless the Lord at all Times
8/ O Sing unto the Lord a New Song
9/ I will Praise the Lord with my whole Heart
10/ I will Exalt Thee, my God
11/ Megalynarion of Saint Simon the Athonite
For more information on this CD, visit the website for Jade Music: http://www.milanrecords.com/jade/artists/artists_home.php
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