The Orthodox funeral is of very ancient origin, its text dating back to the fifth century and beyond. The hymns are of tremendous comfort to the mourners, helping them to grieve while simultaneously using that same grief to spur them to fervent prayer for their departed loved one.
This recording is not a performance, but is intended for personal prayer and reflection, and as an aid for those who wish to learn to sing the funeral. It was made at St. Alexander Nevsky Church in Richmond, Maine, by the St. Alexander Nevsky Church Ensemble. The service primarily follows the practice of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, unabbreviated except for the kathisma.
CD or MP3 download. 68 minutes.
Click below to hear a sample clip:
For MP3 Downloads: Upon purchasing this product you will have the option to download the files immediately from the confirmation page, by clicking "Download my purchase". You will also receive an e-mail with a link to your download.
If you like our products, please do not share files or make copies for friends; instead, encourage others to purchase our reasonably-priced productions. OCRB is small enough that file sharing will seriously hurt the company and could quickly put us out of business. Thank you!
Share this item: