Monday, February 23, 2015

Easter at Ephesus :: Another Brand New Release from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles {and a "Win It Before You Can Buy It" Giveaway!}


"Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live” (John 11:25)

The Benedictines of Mary share with us a glimpse of their community life for one of their most joyous occasions: Easter. The cheer and delight of the Resurrection of Our Lord is woven in the hymns and polyphonic chants in Easter at Ephesus. This jewel of sacred music provides peace and comfort as the angelic harmonies of Easter transport the listener to the delight of the Resurrection: “For if we believe that Jesus died, and rose again; even so them who have slept through Jesus, will God bring with him.” (1 Thess. 4:14). Get your copy today and recall the liturgical joy awaiting those who hope in the world to come.



Today I have the privilege of being able to offer my visitors here at Shower of Roses a chance to WIN a copy of Easter at Ephesus before you can buy it! The giveaway is only open through Friday and the winner will be announced in this post and contacted by email on Saturday, February 28th. 

Please help spread the word about this inspiring new album and enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter box below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Easter at Ephesus is available from Amazon and you can also order it directly from the sisters here

Easter at Ephesus will be released on March 3rd but we can help support the sisters by pre-ordering a copy today!

78 comments:

  1. I am so excited you are offering this!! Was just showing my kids one of their YouTube videos yesterday. What a beautiful group of sisters with such wonderful talent! We have their Advent CD. Can't wait to add to our collection!

    2015-02-23 17:41:42

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  2. I am so looking forward to getting this CD, we have all of them so far.

    2015-02-23 17:51:30

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  3. We have been listening to the Lent Cd, and I would love the Easter one!

    2015-02-23 17:54:52

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  4. JMJ
    For some reason, my computer won't open the Rafflecopter. :o( Good luck, everyone!

    2015-02-23 18:03:33

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    1. Oh no! What browser are you using, Carrie? I can add entries manually and just added an entry for your comment (+2 entries). I can add bonus entries as well for visiting the Facebook pages of De Montfort Music (+1) and Shower of Roses (+1), visiting the sisters website (+1), sharing this post (+1, can earn daily), pinning this post (+1), and pre-ordering the CD (+5). Let me know which bonus entries you've earned and I can add them manually as well.

      2015-02-23 18:13:18

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    2. JMJ
      I'm using Chrome for my browser. I could get Rafflecopter to open on my other laptop but the LCD screen broke on Saturday. So, we had to turn it in for repairs; that'll be 3 weeks. I'm grateful I backed up all my 'business' stuff so I could work from this computer.

      Anywhooooo - Here's what I've earned:
      FB page for De Montfort Music
      Shower of Roses, of course
      Visiting the Sisters' website
      AND
      I shared your post. :o)

      Thank you for taking the time to enter these manually.
      God reward you, sweet lady.

      2015-02-23 23:07:16

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    3. No problem at all, and I'm sorry it isn't working for you! I just added your entries. Good luck!

      2015-02-23 23:26:22

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  5. I have two of their cds already and love them. I am sure this one will be just as good!

    2015-02-23 18:04:38

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  6. I would LOVE to have this! I have the other CDs by these beautiful sisters.

    2015-02-23 18:08:45

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  7. I've not heard them before. Thank you for the raffle

    2015-02-23 18:24:41

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  8. I would love to have this for Easter! Beautiful!

    2015-02-23 18:31:37

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  9. Thank you for this opportunity Jessica!

    2015-02-23 18:58:50

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  10. I re pinned on pinterest but don't know how to link it here?

    2015-02-23 19:04:34

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    1. That's fine, Monica! I noticed that you re-pinned it - love your board name. :) In the box where it is asking for the link just copy/paste the url link to your pin or just say "Yes, I shared a pin." Thanks and good luck! :)

      2015-02-23 19:11:00

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  11. Have listened to previews and this cd is so beautiful! Would love to win it!

    2015-02-23 19:30:17

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  12. I have enjoyed their previous albums very much, so it would be lovely to add this to the collections! Thanks Jessica!

    2015-02-23 19:39:38

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  13. Such beautiful music. Their voices sound so angelic. I also did not know of them. Thank you for spreading the word on this wonderful CD.

    2015-02-23 20:01:52

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  14. Thank you so much for this chance to win! We have the Lent at Ephesus CD and it is beautiful. We know families whose daughters are there in the convent- so beautiful! God bless you.

    2015-02-23 20:20:35

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  15. I really want this cd!!

    2015-02-23 20:33:43

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  16. So glad they released another album! One way or another, I'll have it by Easter! ;)

    2015-02-23 20:49:25

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  17. I have loved every CD the sisters have released and am so thrilled there will be a new one for Easter. I can't wait to hear it!

    2015-02-23 21:03:15

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  18. I'm really looking forward to this CD!

    2015-02-23 21:13:44

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  19. Our family listened to Advent at Ephesus each evening at dinner this past year and really enjoyed it. We would be delighted to add Easter at Ephesus to this year's Easter season. Thank you for the chance!

    2015-02-23 21:25:15

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  20. We'd love to add this to our sacred music collection.

    2015-02-23 21:28:35

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  21. I love their CDs! This is a great giveaway.

    2015-02-23 21:57:25

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  22. Thank you, would love to win!

    2015-02-23 23:06:22

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  23. Would love to be entered in the contest! Thanks Jessica!

    2015-02-23 23:25:18

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  24. Jessica- I have Chrome too, and am not sure if my entry was registered. Thanks for this giveaway! God bless you.

    2015-02-23 23:26:03

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    1. Yep! It registered. God bless you too! :)

      2015-02-23 23:29:56

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  25. We have one of their previous albums and love it! They sing so beautifully and peacefully. Thanks for the opportunity. How do I share the giveaway on my blog? Do I just link back to your site, or is there an image I can also include? Thanks for any help. I just want to make sure I do it correctly. God bless, and blessed Lent!

    2015-02-23 23:28:19

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    1. Yes, just mention the new album/giveaway and link back to this post. You are welcome to include the cover image if you'd like, that's up to you. Thank you!

      2015-02-23 23:38:00

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  26. Oh wouldn't it be awesome!!

    2015-02-23 23:49:04

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  27. We really enjoy Advent In Ephesus. Would love to win this!

    2015-02-24 00:48:23

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  28. Thanks for the chance to win!

    2015-02-24 00:53:32

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  29. Love their cds!

    2015-02-24 01:38:30

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  30. Thanks for hosting this!

    2015-02-24 02:14:06

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  31. We have found our Advent devotions greatly enhanced by Advent at Ephesus, and I've been looking to add to our collection. Our little boys love to snuggle up to listen as a family.

    2015-02-24 03:17:38

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  32. Oh I love their music! so excited for their new CD!

    2015-02-24 03:19:59

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  33. Thanks for yet another great giveaway!

    2015-02-24 03:24:12

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  34. Love the sisters!
    Jen in OK

    2015-02-24 03:52:01

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  35. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely CD. Our family love the Benedictines of Mary. We only have one.

    2015-02-24 06:19:45

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  36. They sound like angels!

    2015-02-24 07:16:32

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  37. I have their "Lent at Ephesus" cd and love it!

    2015-02-24 08:20:21

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  38. This sounds great! I have been meaning to try one of the Ephesus cds.

    2015-02-24 12:07:12

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  39. Beautiful! This is my first time hearing about them. Thank you for sharing!

    2015-02-24 14:20:15

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  40. We love our neighboring sisters! God bless them and their beautiful music!

    2015-02-24 14:32:32

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  41. I love their music. Would love this for the Easter season!

    2015-02-24 14:42:53

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  42. Deo gratias!

    2015-02-24 14:54:24

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  43. My cousin is joining this order this summer!

    2015-02-24 14:55:24

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  44. This CD looks wonderful. I have not heard them before. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

    2015-02-24 15:47:04

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  45. I have 2 of their albums and they both are so beautiful and peaceful. I would love to add this one to my collection.

    2015-02-24 16:42:44

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  46. Beautiful! Thanks for such great giveaway. On another topic I am using your lent calendar and it is a great help:) Thanks for sharing your resources:)

    2015-02-24 17:13:19

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  47. Thank you for the giveaway! I know of two of their Sisters.

    2015-02-24 17:34:41

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  48. We just ordered Lent at Ephesus!

    2015-02-24 17:41:52

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  49. We have their Advent album and love it!

    2015-02-24 19:18:21

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  50. We have both Lent and Advent albums and love them! Can't wait to hear the Easter one!

    2015-02-24 20:12:23

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  51. What beautiful music. I would love to win it.

    2015-02-24 22:11:43

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  52. I really like their music. We have the Christmas one. Excited for the chance to win.

    2015-02-25 01:19:33

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  53. These beautiful women have moved my heart. I've been very blessed to meet them and will pre-order the CD. If I win I will enjoy blessing someone with such a gift. Thanks for your time in sharing the inspiring, precious parts of your days.

    2015-02-25 02:35:57

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  54. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    2015-02-25 02:52:26

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  55. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! We have the advent and saints and angels cds - beautiful!

    2015-02-25 03:58:23

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  56. So excited to see this!

    2015-02-25 04:09:06

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  57. I have their Advent at Ephesus. It's so beautiful. I want the new one. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    2015-02-25 06:38:35

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  58. I have it saved in my Amazon cart. It would be great to win it first! Thank you.

    2015-02-25 17:23:18

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  59. I didn't even know this was coming out til I saw your post. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    2015-02-25 21:28:05

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  60. I enjoy their Advent at Ephesus and Echoes of Ephesus CDs. I like to play them when I take the baby for a walk. It would be a great addition!

    2015-02-26 04:04:38

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  61. Would love to put it in our Easter basket!

    2015-02-26 10:52:34

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  62. Ooooh, I'd love to win this! I don't have any of their CDs yet. I might have to get this one for our family Easter basket, if you don't pick my name.

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    2015-02-26 10:56:21

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  63. Their voices are angelic! Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    2015-02-26 11:16:49

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  64. This would be sweet

    2015-02-26 22:05:11

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  65. We have Lent at Ephesus and Saints and Angels at Ephesus. I really enjoy listening to them while driving my kiddos around. I would love to have the Easter CD!

    2015-02-26 22:27:46

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  66. Oh gosh I would love to win this! Their music is simply amazing! My dear friend's sister is a nun there!

    2015-02-27 20:53:31

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  67. I just wanted to mention that if you buy directly from the sisters I think they may get more of the proceeds. Also, the last time I ordered one of their CDs from Amazon it was available immediately on Amazon music. I don't keep up with apps and am most definitely not techo-savy but I managed to set up my free Amazon music account and add my music purchases. It is wonderful to play it at the computer (in my kitchen) if my CD is in the car. So I order from both : )

    2015-02-27 21:07:04

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  68. Great CD. Thank you for the opportunity.

    2015-02-28 00:36:12

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  69. They have such beautiful voices! I have 2 of their CDs, Advent at Ephesus and their Marian Hymn CD. Thank you for hosting!

    2015-02-28 01:13:26

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  70. Thanks and God Bless!

    2015-02-28 03:17:11

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  71. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    2015-03-16 04:05:58

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