In English and Greek by the Romeiko Ensemble
This exquisite book & CD package is a limited edition production by Romeiko Ensemble celebrating the Nativity of Christ and exploring the celebration of Christmas in the late Byzantine Empire.
The book is cloth bound with an embossed icon on the cover and includes 72 pages in full color, lavishly illustrated with icons and manuscript illuminations. Its contents include: Patristic and Psalter quotes on the subject of Nativity; the Nativity icon and an accompanying essay explaining its symbolism; an essay by Fr. Maximos Lavriotes on the theology of the Nativity; musicological notes by George Bilalis, director of the ensemble; and hymn text in English.
The CD includes 71 minutes of music (approx. 45 minutes in English) of Byzantine chant for Nativity and five regional Greek carols.
Christ Is Born
Glory of Praises
A Marvelous Wonder