The Lamentations - MP3 Download
The Lamentations are sung at Matins of Holy and Great Friday before the tomb, or epitaphios -- an large icon of the body of Christ laid out for burial, placed in the middle of the church and surrounded with flowers. The entire 18th kathisma of the Psalter is read, and at each verse hymns are sung, full of sorrow over the death of Christ, yet with a latent joy at His coming resurrection.
This recording was made at St. Alexander Nevsky Church in Richmond, Maine, by the St. Alexander Nevsky Church Ensemble, with the kathisma read by our founder, Archpriest Chad Williams. The Lamentations are sung to the exquisitely beautiful Greek melodies.
MP3 download. 75 minutes.
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