This Akathtist is dedicated to the Mother of God and is specifically for parents and also godparents/caregivers asking for Her intercession for their children. The Akathist, available in booklet form, was translated from Russian into English by the nuns at St. Paisius Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Safford, Arizona.
The music is Byzantine chant sung in English by Charissa Gianos and Reverend Economos Apostolos Hill, Proistamenos. Fr. Hill, Dean of the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Denver, Colorado is highly regarded in Byzantine Chant. He has recorded three additional CDs which have received outstanding reviews. Charissa Gianos, a long-standing member and frequent soloist with the Denver Cathedral Choir directed by Dr. James Maniatis, has recorded with Fr. Hill on each of his CDs, as well as on several CDs recorded by the Choir.
This CD owes much gratitude to Michael Stefanoudakis, Protopsaltis of the Assumption Cathedral in Denver, who with his insightful guidance oversaw the entire project. His gift of Byzantine chant is exceptional and he recites and chants on the CD as well.