Vespers as a Reader's Service - MP3 Download
This recording of vespers is designed for those who are unable to be in church for the vigil on Saturday evening, whether due to illness, young children, distance, or travel. It is not a performance, but rather an aid to prayer. The hymns are beautifully sung in four-part harmony by the Saint Alexander Nevsky Church Ensemble.
The recording is of vespers as a reader's service (i.e., served when no priest is available) for Saturday evening. The order is taken primarily from The Reader's Service Horologion published on www.SaintJonah.org.
All stichera and troparia are from the Octoechos. Select Tone 3 or Tone 4. It is our hope to release one version per week, for the tone of the coming Sunday, until all eight tones are available.
Approx. 27 minutes each.
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