Mount Athos is a peninsula located in Greece – it’s approximately 350 square kilometers, and the entire area is dedicated to God. There are twenty monasteries in this area. One of those is the Holy Monastery of Simon Petras, which was built in the 13th century and is dedicated to Simon Peter, the Apostle. There are approximately 60 monks here who came together to record this CD of hymns in the Orthodox tradition, all acappella.
You can learn more by visiting the website dedicated to Mount Athos HERE. They also offer a 6-CD-ROM tour of Mount Athos complete with the beautiful natural sound.
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If you are a lover of chant, or you know someone who is, you might consider Liturgica.com’s gift idea. They offer a gift basket of foods made by monks of the Northwest that also include a CD of chant. Find out more at Liturgica.com.
1/ O Virgin Pure (Agnie Parthene)
2/ O Give Thanks to the Lord
3/ Praise the Lord from the Heavens
5/ Doxastikon and Theotokion of the Polyeleos
6/ The Great Doxology
7/ I will Bless the Lord at all Times
8/ O Sing unto the Lord a New Song
9/ I will Praise the Lord with my whole Heart
10/ I will Exalt Thee, my God
11/ Megalynarion of Saint Simon the Athonite