Cover Lent At Ephesus

Album info

Album-Release:
2014

HRA-Release:
18.02.2014

Label: Universal Music Group

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1Jesus, My Love03:12
  • 2Christus Factus Est02:35
  • 3God Of Mercy And Compassion03:27
  • 4Hosanna To The Son Of David02:29
  • 5Jesu Dulcis Amor Meus02:42
  • 6Jesu Salvator Mundi01:59
  • 7Improperia07:31
  • 8On The Way Of The Cross02:01
  • 9Pueri Hebraeorum01:59
  • 10O Sacred Head Surrounded04:03
  • 11Adoramus Te Christe01:11
  • 12Stabat Mater07:33
  • 13Divine Physician03:37
  • 14Vexilla Regis04:08
  • 15Mother Of Sorrows05:02
  • 16Vere Languores Nostros02:06
  • 17Tenebrae Factae Sunt03:41
  • 18O Come And Mourn02:52
  • 19Adoramus Te Christe01:42
  • 20Crux Fidelis07:42
  • 21All Glory, Laud and Honor02:43
  • 22Ave Regina Caelorum00:55
  • 23My Mercy03:17
  • Total Runtime01:18:27

Info for Lent At Ephesus

Benedictines of Mary have once again captured the hearts of the masses with their contemplative and pure music on their new recording, Lent at Ephesus. Lent At Ephesus features poignant chants, intricate harmonies and rousing hymns of glory and redemption, encapsulating the reflective season of Lent. The reclusive group of Sisters offered NPR’s Morning Edition a rare glimpse into their music making process, for an endearing story that aired February 11th documenting their “Monastic Life At The Top Of The Charts.”

Angels and Saints at Ephesus and Advent at Ephesus, were also crowned Billboard’s #2 and #3 Top Traditional Classical Albums for 2013 respectively. The Benedictines of Mary were also named Billboard’s Top Traditional Classical Album Artist of 2013, for the second year in a row following the same honor in 2012.

Offering their lives in prayer and sacrifice for priests, The Benedictines of Mary use the work of their hands primarily for the making of priestly vestments. They also take care of gardens, an orchard and a small farm. They paint gorgeous icons and live an artistic lifestyle based upon their religious vows. Leaving behind their families, bank accounts, and all of their possessions, these women live together in community following closely The Benedictine Rule of life known as “ora et labora” (work and pray).

The Sisters are young and extremely musical. They do not set foot beyond their Midwest rolling farmland, focusing solely on living an austere, yet joyful life set apart from the world. Working on their farm and mostly living off the land, they sing together eight times a day as part of their daily monastic schedule of Vespers and Divine Office, lifting their hearts to God through music.

The order’s Prioress, Mother Cecilia, vacated her seat in the horn section with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio to enter religious life, despite her conservatory background where music was emphasized over religion. A graduate of The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, Mother Cecilia acts as arranger and drives the selection of repertoire for the recordings. Sr. Scholastica, the Order’s sub prioress helps design their album artwork.

Benedictines Of Mary, Queen Of Apostles Choir

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Booklet for Lent At Ephesus

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