Have Mercy on Me, O God: The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete CD

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Conductor: J. Michael Thompson

Have Mercy on Me, O God: The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete CD

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Conductor: J. Michael Thompson

The Church is always being called to repentance and renewal.

For centuries, this call has been facilitated in the Byzantine Churches by the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete—a long poetic meditation on sin and repentance complete with the imagery of the Scriptures.

Now for the first time sung in modern English and in its proper liturgical context, 'Have Mercy on Me, O God' presents both the piety and artistry of Byzantine liturgical music that is easily accessible for Western Christians.

1. Call to Worship
2. Psalm 3: Prayer in the Morning
3. The Litany of Peace
4. Alleluia, Tone VIII
5. Hymns to the Trinity, Tone VIII
6. Great Canon, Ode One
7. Great Canon, Ode Two
8. Great Canon, Ode Three
9. Sedalen of the Apostles, Tone VIII
10. Great Canon, Ode Four
11. Great Canon, Ode Five
12. Great Canon, Ode Six
13. Kontakion and Ikos
14. Beatitudes, Tone VI
15. Great Canon, Ode Seven
16. Great Canon, Ode Eight
17. Magnificat
18. Great Canon, Ode Nine
19. Exapostilarion, Tone VIII
20. Aposticha, Tone VIII
21. Dismissal

J. Michael Thompson, director of music ministry at St. Peter's Church, is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.

"Lovely, calming, and conducive to a prayerful spirit." - The Catechist's Connection

". . . a profoundly moving meditation for Lent. . . . This is a most unusual disc which at one and the same time gives us in the Western Church a glimpse of the beauties and depths of the Byzantine rite, and is also a beautiful meditation for Lent using Scriptures and imagery. . ." - Southwark Liturgy Bulletin

Total Time: 70:57:00
Issue Date: 1998

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Author Schola Cantorum of St. Peter’s in the Loop, Chicago
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