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« on: April 13, 2008, 05:27:51 PM »

Does anyone out there have a recording (preferably in English) of the hymn Rejoice, O Bethany which is used as a Koinonikon on Lazarus Saturday and also for the procession on Palm Sunday?  If so, if you could send it to me as an mp3 attached file to my personal email address? That would be great.  Many thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 01:26:16 PM »

I don't have a downloadable recording, but the Boston Byzantine Choir put out a CD called "Thy Passion," a few years ago...basically an anthology of Holy Week Hymns, which includes "Rejoice, Oh Bethany" in English.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 05:23:56 PM »

I don't have a downloadable recording, but the Boston Byzantine Choir put out a CD called "Thy Passion," a few years ago...basically an anthology of Holy Week Hymns, which includes "Rejoice, Oh Bethany" in English.

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Yes, I saw that, but I don't have a copy and I really need to pick one up and learn it before Lazarus Saturday.  I don't suppose you have it and could send it to me in a personal email as a file attachment?  Let me know.  Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 05:35:05 PM »

http://www.antiochian.org/sacredmusic/pdf/Lazarus%20Saturday-Palm%20Sunday%20Series.pdf

Scroll down to page 9....it's there, music in English.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 10:50:06 PM »

Thanks. I actually got the sheet music the other day, but I learn music far better by hearing it performed rather than me punching it out on the piano.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2010, 12:09:09 AM »

Here is a Youtube video I came across. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rju5GyVtfnQ
One of my favorite hymns!

Here is an interesting fact; It was composed by Met. Athanasios of Homs. While Met. Athanasios was still a deacon he arrange for a young man by the name Rafla to begin studies towards the priesthood. Rafla went on to become a priest and was the first Bishop consecrated in North America. You may know him now as St. Raphael of Brooklyn... now you know the rest of the story.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010, 01:17:33 AM »

Here is a Youtube video I came across. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rju5GyVtfnQ
One of my favorite hymns!

Here is an interesting fact; It was composed by Met. Athanasios of Homs. While Met. Athanasios was still a deacon he arrange for a young man by the name Rafla to begin studies towards the priesthood. Rafla went on to become a priest and was the first Bishop consecrated in North America. You may know him now as St. Raphael of Brooklyn... now you know the rest of the story.

I LOVE Boston Byzantine Choir's CD on Passion Week!! Been listening to it all Lent!
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