The Heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church

The Rite and hymns of the Patriarchs and Bishops

The most complete and accurate versions of every hymn of The Rite and Hymns of The Patriarchs and Bishops, according to the Coptic tradition, is now here. This production by the HCOC features:

• All the melismatic and recitative tunes for the rite, all of which are based on the oral and recorded tradition of Cantor Mikhail Ghabrial Girgis El-Batanouny, with a few corrections to the pronunciations and titles.
• This production is our first MP3 audio CD, made to save you the cost of production for 3 CDs with 47 tracks of 223 minutes of hymns and rite explanations. This makes our production affordable to everyone, without affecting the quality of our recordings.
• Contains all the hymns for the Patriarchs and Bishops.
• Contains rare melismatic hymns such as Kalos, as well as all the hymns for the Patriarch when he is present in a parish, when he travels, and on the departure of the soul of the Patriarch.
• The CD was recorded and mastered digitally in professional studios.

View a video on this production and hear audio samples: