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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.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

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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.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

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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.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.