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The Rite and Hymns of the Holy Crowning

The most complete and accurate versions of every hymn of The Rite and Hymns of the Holy Crowning, according to the Coptic tradition, is now here. This production includes all the changes to the rite implemented by the Holy Synod in the year 1999 A.D. by the HCOC features:

• All the melismatic and recitative hymns for the whole rite of the Holy Crowning, all of which are based on the oral and recorded tradition of Cantor Mikhail Ghabrial Girgis El-Batanouny. They include the following rites:
- Explanation of the Rite of the Betrothal.
- Priest prayers and choir hymns of the Holy Crowning in both Coptic and Arabic.

• This production is an MP3 audio CD, with 293 minutes of hymns and rite explanations. As an MP3, instead of audio CDs, this production is made affordable to everyone, without affecting the quality of our recordings.

• The CD was recorded and mastered digitally in professional studios.

View a video with more information on this production and hear audio samples below: