Beautiful Theophany Troparion (Church Slavonic)


Тропарь Крещения (Tone 1):

“When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made maifest;/
for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son./
And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of His Word./
O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and enlightened the world,/
Glory be to Thee!”

Here is another testament to the international catholicty and unity of the Orthodox faith: Singing the same above troparion, Japanese Orthodox Christians congregate outside Tokyo’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral to receive from their bishop, Metropolitan Daniel, the blessing of sprinkling with holy water.

The Lord’s Prayer- “Our Father” / Herran rukous

This is a beautiful video of the Lord’s Prayer composed by Nikolai Sr. (1871-1940) and Nikolai Nikolaevich (1905-1981) Kedrov. Mr. Juhani Matsi, directing choralist and conductor for the Orthodox Chamber Choir of Finland, re-arranged the piece, originally in Church Slavonic, in the Finnish language. This piece is part of The Liturgy (2004), an anthology of Church music for the Divine Liturgy.

Excerpts from the Divine Liturgy (Church Slavonic)


The Divine Liturgy, (Greek: θεία λειτουργία, Russian: Божественная литургия) of St John Chrysostom (d. 407) is the second most practiced Liturgy in Christendom (next to the Roman rite Mass). This video is a tribute to the great Liturgy of the East, not a live presentation of it. This is the most frequently used Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Churches (Orthodox and Catholic) throughout the liturgical year. This video contains a number of images of the Liturgy in practice across a wide array of churches and rites.

The musical selections, from the CD “Sacred Treasures” are (in order) the Great Ektenia, Cherubic Hymn, Amen and With Thy Spirit, and the Lord’s Prayer (Otche Nash).

May the Lord bless you! Thanks to the YouTube user “catholicpeter” for uploading this video.