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Offline Seekingthetruth

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Tis Theos Megas
« on: October 16, 2007, 05:58:12 PM »
LINK: http://realserver.goarch.org/ram/en/music_for_our_souls_pt2.ram
While recently watching a video on Byzantine Music, which is linked above, I was really struck by the beauty of a certain hymn, called "Ton Theos Megas". Does anyone know of a recording of this hymn that is available online? The words are: "What God is as great as our God? You are the God who does wonders." If you want to hear it, click on the above link and skip to 7:57.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2007, 06:10:29 PM by Seekingthetruth »
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Re: Ton Theos Megas
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 06:00:21 PM »
Well, if you're going to ask about it, the title is "Tis Theos Megas" not "Ton Theos."  I'm not sure of any recordings yet, but I would tell you to search for files associated with the day after a major feast, or during an ordination, as it will be chanted around those times.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Ton Theos Megas
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 06:09:40 PM »
Ah, thank you. I made sure I knew how to spell it before I posted, but for some reason I got it wrong. Thank you Cleveland, mea culpa!
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Re: Tis Theos Megas
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 09:54:19 PM »
"The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn't non-denominational - it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost."

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Re: Tis Theos Megas
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 10:55:12 PM »
Here's and English version:
http://www.stmaryorthodoxchurch.org/audio/greatprokeimenon.mp3

Very nice recording.  I always get chills when we sing this during Great Lent and on Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday.

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Re: Tis Theos Megas
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 08:10:13 PM »
It is a good recording - close to what I'm used to.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Tis Theos Megas
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 02:15:33 PM »
I was looking through some old files today and stumbled across this: 
Play track number 9
http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/sreteniye-rachael/

That sounds much more of the style I'm use to from Mt. Athos, to me that previously linked file sounds too overdone. 
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Re: Tis Theos Megas
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007, 11:36:16 AM »
Very nice like Nektarios.  Great stuff.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6