A double CD set dedicated to St. Paisios the Athonite, one of the most beloved Saints of our days.
The first discof this unique set includes the authorized Paraklesis (Supplicatory Canon) for the Saint sung (in Greek) by the Fathers of the Cell of St. John the Theologian, Koutloumousiou Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece.
The seconddisc contains historic recordings of St. Paisios chantingat various festal celebrations.
(Note: All hymns are chanted in Greek)
From the Prologue…
St. Paisios the Athonite, a new saint of our Church, is undoubtedly a gift from God to mankind during these difficult times. The holiness of his life, the multitude of the miracles he performed during his lifetime and continues to work after his repose, and above all his noble love for all people have contributed to his becoming one of the most well-known and beloved Saints of our day.
The second disc contains recordings of the Saint himself chanting. Although he was not schooled in the theory of byzantine music, nevertheless, he understood music. He used to chant sweetly—his whole body trembling—with sincere reverence. It was an outpouring of his heart, a hymn of his pure love for Christ, the Panagia, and the angels.
…We pray that these two discs will bring the listener closer to St. Paisios, and in this way, kindle love and honor for him within their hearts. May the intercessions of the Saint always protect us.