Since the name of our choir, UNFADING ROSE, was inspired by the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos, this CD owed to be dedicated to her who is the bridge between Heaven and Earth. We tried to include the most beloved hymns to our Most Holy Lady from many different services.
AKATHIST HYMN: To Thee the Champion, My Mouth Shall I Open, Unfading Rose, Awed by Thy Beauty.
PARAKLESIS SERVICE: All Those Do You shelter.
MATINS: Most blessed.
NINTH ODE OF KATABASIES: Magnify O My Soul, O Theotokos Thou Hope, The Angel Cried Aloud.
COMPLINE: Theotokos and Virgin.
DIVINE LITURGY: Through the Intercessions, It Is Truly Right.
THE POEM of St. Nektarios “O VIRGIN PURE IMMACULATE” despite not belonging to any particular Church service, was included within this collection as Christians from all over the world have found in this hymn a warm expression of their love for the Theotokos. It has come to be one of the most popular hymns to our Panagia.
01. Τῆ ὐπερμάχω. Ἦχος πλ.δ΄ 02. To thee, the Champion Leader. Plagal Fourth Mode 23. Θεοτόκε ἡ ἐλπίς. Ἐν νόμῳ σκιᾷ. Ἦχος γ´ 24. O Theotokos thou hope. In the shadow. Third Mode 27. Ἁγνὴ Παρθένε Δέσποινα, Ἦχος πλ. α´ 28. O Virgin pure. Plagal First Mode