Saturday, March 29, 2008

Divine Mercy Sunday

The Liturgy of St. James is one ot the three Divine Liturgies used in the Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic Churches. The least used and oldest (2d Century ?) it’s use is becoming more common though traditionally it has been reserved for October 23, the feast day of St James, and in Jerusalem on the Sunday after Easter. It is also an ancestor of the Syriac liturgies used in many other Eastern Churches.

The hymn that opens the Eucharistic Liturgy is of exceptional beauty and has been adapted into one of the most sublime hymns in English.

“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” performed by John Michael Talbot.

Here is the hymn sung in Carpatho-Rusyn Chant by Michael Tagge

Cherubic Hymn of of St. James Liturgy sung in Carpatho-Rusyn Chant by Michael Tagge.

Update August 4, 2011: The orginal video was pulled by You Tube. I put up a different one of John Michael Talbot and added the second video

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