Art and Faith

Friday, 30 November 2007

Video. Blagoslovi Dushe Moya Gospoda (Vespers)



The first psalm (Psalm 103, Septuagint numbering) of the Vechernya (“evening service, Vespers) in the Ipatiev Monastery Chant, with harmonisation by Archimandrite Matfei Mormil, the grand old man of modern Russian Orthodox chant. Mr Gorbik, the director of this choir, is one of his students. This is accompanied by icons of the New Martyrs of Russia. The final image is particularly powerful. It is a new pattern of icon of the Mother of God called Stand for Christ with the Martyr’s Cross. It has become popular in the homeland over the last ten years.


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