Good Friday – April 2005 A FairuzOnline.com Exclusive!!
Beirut, Lebanon – “Ya Sha’bi wa Sahbi” began
Fairuz’s heavenly chants for the Good Friday mass.
At the church of the Lady of Muhaidseh in Bikfayya, a summer resort
east of Beirut, Fairuz chanted her famous Good Friday hymns, elevating
those in attendance to the heavens. Fairuz affirmed the audience's
belief not only
in the crucifixion, but also in the rising of Christ with her ethereal
Just before 4:00 P.M. local time, thousands had gathered for the
mass. With a 17 member chorus and minimal musical accompaniment,
Heaven’s Ambassador chanted the hymns (tarateel) to a faithful
audience straining to get a glimpse of their Diva. Kneeling at the
altar, head bowed in supplication, Fairuz’s voice filled the
small church as she chanted a new hymn for the first time; Sabbihu
Fairuz began the mass early to allow for the traditional procession
through the village. She departed shortly after the mass, surrounded
by fans and well wishers.
Good Friday Mass:
Anal Ummul Hazina
Kamel al Ajyal
Ahmudu al Rabb
Alyaom ‘Uliqa ‘ala Khashaba
Ya Yasou’ el Hayat Nu’athimuka
Sabbihu al Rabb (new)
Qum Ya Allah
Antum al Latheena Bil Maseeh
Al Aodiya al ‘Oula
Al Maseehu Qaam
Al Aodiya al Tasi’aa
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