Art and Faith

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Yelena Cherkasova. Psalm 127. undated

Psalm 127

Yelena Cherkasova



Psalm 127

Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.


Psalm 127 is Psalm 128 in the Masoretic numbering used by JewsProtestants, and Sectarians. The Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Catholics use the more ancient and correct Septuagint numeration.


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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