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Christ Is Born Recorded at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in 2004, this CD contains many of the hymns for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord. The music is taken primarily from the Great Znamenny melodies of the Festal Menaion, printed in St. Petersburg by the Holy Synod of the Russian Church in 1900. Hermitage of the Holy Cross Monastic Choir English, 52 Minutes
Now Are the Prophecies Fulfilled: A Collection of Orthodox Hymns and Readings from the Christmas Period
From The Byzantine Choir of Odigitria comes this 2CD set that contains hymns from the services of the Forefeast and Feast of the Nativity in the Byzantine traditions, sung in English. The readings add a nice touch, giving the sense of the service. The majority of the hymns are drawn from Vespers, Matins and the Royal Hours of the Nativity. Liner notes are nicely done, with complete hymn text for all hymns.
27 total tracks, 2 CDs, 80 minutes in English.
Ancient Hymns of Pascha This recording by the monastic choir from the Hermitage of the Holy Cross includes all the hymns of Paschal Matins, including the Paschal Canon in its entirety, and a few of the special hymns from the Paschal Divine Liturgy. In addition to Russian chant, the CD also includes chant of Byzantine and Georgian origin. Chanted in English.
Hermitage of the Holy Cross Monastic Choir English, 53 minutes
Orthodox Psalter Psalms 3 CD Set
A beautiful 3 audio CD set of The Psalter from our friends at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross (2011). They have recorded the reading of the Psalter in English on three compact discs (214 minutes). The text of the Psalms was translated by Holy TransfigurationMonastery in Brookline, MA, from the 1821 Moscow edition of the Greek Septuagint Psalter, the most trusted and reliable of all extant printings of the the traditional Greek text of Orthodox Church. The Psalms are read in a manner common to Orthodox prayer services: a simple intonation minimizing any possibility of subjective interpretation. The arrangement of the Psalms into tracks on this disc also follows the liturgical practice of the Orthodox Church, where the whole Psalter is divided into twenty Kathismata and each Kathisma into three stases. Each stasis is concluded with a Trinitarian Doxology. The Psalter is read (spoken) by a monk of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross. The packaging is full-color, with the three discs attached to a tri-fold “digi-pak”, all of which slides into a sturdy slipcover. Our hope is that those who purchase this recording will reap years of spiritual benefit from the use of the recording, which is an excellent accompaniment on a daily commute, road trip, or a day at work (from the Hermitage of the Holy Cross).
Disc I Kathisma I-VII
Disc II Kathisma VIII-XIV
Disc III Kathisma XV-XX
Sacred Treasures vol. I: Choral Masterworks from Russia
WONDERFUL choral music!! Sung by the finest Russian and Bulgarian choirs, this extraordinary collection of transcendent prayers and hymns highlights a timeless Russian tradition of faith and devotion. For sheer beauty, there is little to match it anywhere in the world. The solemn ecstasy in the music of the Russian Orthodox Church can trace its roots back to the earliest days of Christian worship, via the great Byzantine Empire of the Near East. In Church Slavonic.
1. Russian Cathedral Bells
2. Great Ektenia
3. Hymn of Praise
4. Hymn of the Cherubim (Rachmaninov)
5. Hymn of the Cherubim (Bortniansky)
6. Our Father (Kedrov)
7. Fervent Supplication
8. The Noble Joseph
9. Amen, And with Thy Spirit
10. Russian Monastic Vespers
11. Bless the Lord, O my Soul
12. Hymn of the Cherubim (Tchaikovsky)
13. Hymn of the Cherubim (Christov)
14. Our Father (Tchaikovsky)
15. I Have Chosen the Blissful
16. Hymn of the Cherubim (Lvovski)
17. Final Bells
Sacred Treasures vol. V: From a Russian Cathedral
SACRED TREASURES V: FROM A RUSSIAN CATHEDRAL features mainly 20th century and contemporary composers. There are several selections from "Liturgy of Peace" by Archbishop lonafan (Yeletskyh) of Kiev in which the eastern "Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom" is sung to the melodies of Western Gregorian chants, creating a musical synthesis of the two traditions. All the pieces and performances are infused with a solemn and deeply devotional quality. The singing is spacious and warm, creating an atmosphere of holiness and benediction. The intention was to weave hymns and verses into a seamless tapestry in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and the individual elements of the compilation become movements in a choral symphony of timeless beauty. Sung in Church Slavonic.
2. Our Father (N. Kedrov, Sr.)
3. Ektenia of Fervent Supplication (N. Frunza)
4. Grant This, O Lord (Sergei Rachmaninov)
5. Bless the Lord, Praise the Lord, Amen (Archbishop Ionafan)
6. The Sound of Spirit-Choral Epilogue (Georgia Kelly)
7. Holy God (Georgiy Sviridov)
8. To Thee We Sing (Dobri Christov)
9. Ektenia (Sergei Rachmaninov)
10. Dominus Vobiscum (Urmas Sisask)
11. O Gentle Light (17th Century Traditional)
12. To Thee We Sing (P. Tchaikovsky)
13. It Is Truly Meet (harmonized by M. Konstantinov)
From the Little Mountain: Reflections on Orthodox Christian Monasticism
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From the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in West Virginia!From the Little Mountain takes you through a year at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in West Virginia.
This video is an attempt to portray some of the beauty and struggle of monastic life using quotes from the Scriptures and the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church. Insights about monasticism from one of the senior monks at the monastery are given as you are visually taken through the Church liturgical year and the changing seasons in the mountains.
This is a unique documentary of an Orthodox monastery in the 21st century, but the imagery and principles set forth are as ancient (and relevant) as those written by the 6th century instructor of monks, Abba Dorotheos.
NTSC format, 32 minutes, color Russian language only
ОТ ГОРЫ МАЛЫЯ Размышления о православном монашестве
Russian Language DVD
Holy Pascha at St Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery DVD
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This is a beautifully produced DVD of scenes from Holy Saturday and Pascha 2007, at Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery in Arizona. You will be moved by watching the reverence of the monks, and listening to the chanting of the prayers. 60 minutes
***Will play on computer and some DVD players, because of the PAL European format***
Pascha DVD Europe PAL
Ostrov (The Island)
The best representation of Orthodox monastic life ever portrayed on film! The story begins in northern Russia during World War II. A Russian coal barge with a two-man crew is captured by a Nazi patrol boat. The Nazis force the young cowardly Russian furnace stoker, Anatolii, to shoot his captain. The Nazis blow up the barge but Anatolii is rescued by monks from a nearby monastery. Anatolii spends the rest of his life repenting in sorrow, and through this repentance becomes a God-bearing Fool-for-Christ who, with his God-inspired insights into human hearts, gives miraculous help to suffering people who come to him for aid. Nearing death Anatolii’s own suffering is resolved through a miraculous manifestation of forgiveness. Very powerful, and moving story! DVD-9, NTSC, Widescreen, 112 minutes In Russian with English subtitles, with instructions included.
St. Nikolai the Serb
Saint Nikolai the Serb is a wonderfully produced documentary depicting various aspects of the life and works of a truly monumental 20th-century saint!
Nearly 2 hours concerning the life of this prolific writer and Saint!
The DVD contains a bonus material - a short film without sound of 1939, documenting consecration of the church in Silopai by Bishop Nicholas
In five languages - English, Serbian, French, German, and Russian 112 minutes (plus exquisite footage of a 1939 silent film - consecration of church in Silopaj) Produced Beograd - Berlin 2006 (by the Serbian Orthodox Church Community
NOTE - DVD is in Format: PAL (Playable on PCs, Laptops and All-Regions DVD Players
Morning Prayers and The Prayers Before Sleep Here, pronounced clearly and calmly by a monk from the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, are the basic daily prayers said by all Orthodox Christians of the Russian Tradition. We hope that this recording will help those who, through a multitude of worldly cares and responsibilities, are sometimes tempted to skip their daily prayers. Text taken from the Jordanville Prayerbook of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
Hermitage of the Holy Cross English
Rule of Preparation for Holy Communion
Prayerfully chanted by a monk from the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, this CD contains: The Canons to the Savior, the Mother of God, and the Guardian Angel - The Akathist to the Mother of God - the Psalms, Canon, and Prayers for Holy Communion. These are the prayers that Russian Orthodox Christians say in order to spiritually prepare themselves to participate in the awesome Mystery of the Divine Liturgy. Text taken from the Jordanville Prayerbook.
Hermitage of the Holy Cross English, 66 minutes
Sacred Hymns of the Divine Liturgy - Eikona
Eikona is sisters Presvytera Stacey Dorrance and Presvytera Marika Brown and Chrysanthy Therianos. These three sisters grew up in Denver, Colorado, attending Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Their love for music was nurtured from an early age by their parents and from childhood into adult life they sang in choirs, studied music and wrote their own pieces.
After each of the three sisters had started their own family, they decided to come together to record some of their favorite hymns and their original compositions as a gift for their parents. This recording became Eikona’s first: O Gladsome Light. For over fifteen years, Eikona has continued to record beloved services of the Orthodox Church, special hymns, and original compositions. The Greek word eikona (pronounced ee-kona) means image. It is the goal of Christians to imitate Christ. While we are created in the image of God, it is the patient and consistent striving throughout life that brings us closer and closer to Christ, to make our lives a witness and true image of God. The group chose the name, Eikona, in order to set before them the goal of growing in the Image of the Living God through their music.
This beautiful CD is a compilation of several well known liturgical hymns of the Orthodox church, sung in several modes. It features the beautiful hymn Agni Parthene.
23 total tracks
Saturday Service of Great Vespers - Eikona
Centuries old, Byzantine Chant is the traditional liturgical music of the Greek Orthodox Church.
The chant is monophonic, that is, it consists of a single melodic line with no harmonization, and is accompanied by a vocal drone called isokratima(literally "holding the same").
The music on this recording is primarily influenced by the theory of performance practice developed by Simon Karas in the mid-to-late twentieth century in Athens.
The music was adapted from the Anastasimatarion, and Mousikos Pandektes, both published by Zoe in Athens, and Simon Karas' Methodos, also published in Athens. A portion of the Anoixandaria, (the chanting of the last 10 verses of Psalm 103), was presented to demonstrate their use in special feast days or vigils.
The Akathist Hymn - Eikona
The Akathist Hymn is a Service of the Orthodox Church that invites the faithful to rejoice in the unique and sublime role the Virgin Mary played in the salvation of mankind.
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The second cd from the St John of San Francisco Men's Chorale! Their voices are wonderful, surely to uplift your soul! Sung in English & Church Slavonic.
1) Bless the Lord, O my soul - A. Kastalsky 2) Blessed is the man - Pochaev 3) 1st Tone Dogmatikon - Znamenny chant, harm. A. Kastalsky 4) O Gentle Light - Georgian chant 5) The Lord is King - Archimandrite Matthew 6) Litany at Litiya - Greek chant 7) Theotokos, Virgin, Rejoice - Deacon S. Trubachev 8) Praise ye the name of the Lord - M. Konstantinoff 9) Megalynarion to St. John Chrysostom- customary 10) Blessed art Thou, O Lord - Znamenny chant, harm. B. Ledkovsky 11) Today is salvation - Znamenny chant 12) Greeting of the Bishop with bells:It is truly meet - Greek chant, harm. A. Lvov 13) Vesting of the Bishop (a) Go up the mountain - Deacon S. Trubachev (b) Thy soul shall rejoice - A. Lvov 14) Ton Despotin - A. Lvov 15) 1st Antiphon: Bless the Lord, O my soul - Ancient chant 16) Beatitudes - J. Gardner 17) We venerate Thy Cross - Znamenny chant 18) Prokimenon in the 1st tone - Kiev-Pechersk Lavra chant 19) Alleluia, in the 2nd tone - Byzantine 20) Cherubic Hymn - 17th Century melody “the thief saw” 21) A mercy of peace - Kievan chant harm. A. Kastalsky 22) It is truly meet - Ryl Monastery 23) Our Father - Smirnov 24) In everlasting remembrance - N.N. Kedrov-the son 25) Troparion to St. John Chrysostom - Valaam Monastery Chant 26) Memory Eternal - customary 27) Festive Bell Peal
Rejoice in Song
Out of Stock . . . our apologies
The first CD from the St John of San Francisco Men's Chorale, and what a beautiful first CD! Sung in Church Slavonic:
Ton Despotin - Zosima Hermitage
Troparion to St. John - Lavra chant, arr. Deacon V. Gan
O Come Let Us Worship God Our King - S. Ryabchenko
Adam Sat Before Paradise - Hieromonk Vissarion
By the Waters of Babylon - anchient chant, arr. A. Kastalsky
Turn Not Thy Face Away - Znamenny chant, arr. G. F. Lvovsky
My Soul, My Shoul, Arise - ancient chant
O Lord of Hosts, Be With Us - Solovetsk monastery chant
Now the Power of Heaven - ancient chant, harm. G. F. Lvovsky
Kontakion to St. John - Lavra chant, arr. Deacon V. Gan
Glory to God in the Highest - Znamenny chant
Down from the tree - A. Kastalsky
The Good Thief - Kiev-Pechersk Lavra chant
Hymns to the Saints of Russia - Kiev-Pechersk Lavra chant
Arise, O God - Protopriest P. Turchaninov
To Thee, the Champion Leader - Greek chant, arr. Deacon S. Trubachev
From the East of the sun to the West - Archimandrite Matfey (Mormyl)
In the Flesh Thou Didst Fall Asleep - Greek chant, harm. Deacon S. Trubachev
The Angel Cried - Valaam chant, arr. M. A. Balakirev
Let God arise - Znamenny chant, harm. B. Ledkovsky, arr. Archimandrite Matfey (Mormyl)
God Grant You Many Years - chant of the Cathedral of St. Sophia in Novgorod