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The following are some Arabic songs from our separated brothers to the east, the Coptic Orthodox. While I don't typically post material from other churches, I found the following especially moving -- I hope you do as well.

Songs / Arabic / Fairuz Good Friday, Eastern Sacred Songs

Good Friday, Eastern Sacred Songs - Fairuz

Ana Alom ElHazinahAna Alom ElHazinah3:56128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
Tarik OrshalimTarik Orshalim2:20128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
Ya Shaaby wa sahbiYa Shaaby wa sahbi2:32128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
Kamat MariamKamat Mariam3:15128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
Wa Habibi (O Beloved)Wa Habibi (O Beloved)2:49128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
Alyoum Olek Ala KhashabaAlyoum Olek Ala Khashaba3:44128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
Ya Yasso Alhaya NoazemokYa Yasso Alhaya Noazemok3:50128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
Kamel Elag-ialKamel Elag-ial1:32128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
AstkiryAstkiry3:21128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
Almasieh KamAlmasieh Kam2:34128 kbpsPlay + Read LyricsPlease login
4 comments so far:
    Anonymous February 26, 2008 at 3:41 PM , said...

    The singer Fairuz while born and baptized Syriac Orthodox, her mother was Maronite Catholic. After marrying, she converted to Greek Orthodox. Her music is heard throughout the region by all Christians. Wa-Habibi is played in Maronite Churches as well on Holy Friday. One could say, music is truly ecumenical! God bless!

    Anonymous February 27, 2008 at 10:58 AM , said...

    A Melkite Church website ( hosts some liturgical music, and one of the singers sounds like Fairuz (I'd not known her name before). Her voice is devastatingly beautiful, and it comes across more clearly in the mp3s on the Melkite site.

    Collin Michael Nunis July 21, 2009 at 2:05 PM , said...

    Most of the songs here are from the Byzantine tradition, most especially "Al-Masieh Kam" (Christos Anesti). The Byzantine tradition has both feet in the Orthodox and Catholic traditions. Therefore, the inclusion of these songs are very much a part of the Catholic tradition.

    Anonymous October 13, 2009 at 4:53 PM , said...

    Fairuz came from a Melchite family, neither Syriac nor Maronite.


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