Caroling at Ephesus (CD)

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From the Benedictines of Mary,
Queen of Apostles
CAROLING AT EPHESUS (CD)


The Benedictine Sisters return once again with their ninth album. This lively recording of carols for the Christmas season contains familiar pieces from many different times and countries, as well as delightful and little known ones.

The generous 24 tracks include favorites like O Holy Night, What Child Is This, I Saw Three Ships, Patapan, Good King Wenceslaus, Ukrainian Bell Carol and O Come All Ye Faithful. A new carol sets a poem of G. K. Chesterton to original music by the sisters. All proceeds will help to fund the building of their monastic church.

The album features a 12-page booklet with photos of the nuns and all the lyrics in English and original languages with English translation.

24 selections
Total time 57:00


For a track list and audio samples (using your Windows Media Player), select the MORE PRODUCT INFO tab below.
To hear samples from this CD on your Windows Media Player, just click on SAMPLE.

1. Hark, Hark What News (1:40) (SAMPLE)
2. Coventry Carol (2:15) (SAMPLE)
3. I Saw Three Ships (1:47) (SAMPLE)
4. Ukranian Bell Carol (1:53) (SAMPLE)
5. What Tydynges (3:06)
6. Verbum Caro Factum Est (1:22)
7. What Child Is This (2:54)
8. Good King Wenceslaus (2:16)
9. Patapan (1:16)
10. Down in Yon Forest (3:19)
11. Past 3 O'Clock (2:29)
12. Lulajze Jezuniu (2:29)
13. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2:21)
14. Josef Lieber, Josef Mein (1:56)
15. Personent Hodie (2:02)
16. The Echo Carol (2:26)
17. O Holy Night (3:28)
18. A Virgin Most Pure (3:27)
19. Carol of the Christ Child (2:05)
20. Sussex Carol (1:49)
21. There Is No Rose (5:00)
22. Joys Seven (3:21)
23. Quem Pastores (1:15)
24. O Come All Ye Faithful (2:36)


Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus: Gower, Missouri

The community of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles first began in 1995, consecrated to Our Lady, and offered to her service. The sisters follow a monastic horarium as laid out by St. Benedict in his Rule, and chant (in Latin) the Divine Office according to the 1962 Breviarium Monasticum.

The sisters follow their call to emulate Mary in her final, hidden years at Ephesus, where, by tradition, she spiritually supported and encouraged St. John and the other Apostles. They offer their lives in prayer and sacrifice for priests, whom they see as the new apostles of the Church, and as their spiritual sons, who bear God's truth to the world. They extend customary Benedictine hospitality most especially to priests, offering them the spiritual refurbishment so often denied them in their work.

Their monastic "labora" — other than their everyday domestic responsibilities (cleaning, cooking, gardening, farm work, etc.) — is devoted to making vestments, albs, surplices, and altar linens for use in the Sacrifice of the Mass.