This brilliant setting from Psalm 102  features a solo tenor or baritone "canonarch," whose lining out of the text alternates and overlaps with SATB chorus. This "Antiphon" from the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom sets a majestic tone for the entire composition that follows it, but can easily be excerpted as an anthem or concert piece. Kurt Sander's Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom is the first complete setting of the Orthodox Liturgy in English composed in the Slavic choral idiom. Commissioned in 2016 by the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute (PaTRAM), it follows in the great tradition similar works by Tchaikovsky, Gretchaninoff, and Rachmaninoff. The premiere recording of this work, by the PaTRAM Institute Singers, Peter Jermihov, conductor (Reference Recordings, FR-731), was nominated in 2019 for a Grammy in the Best Choral Performance category.