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Selections from the All Night Vigil

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Selections taken from the service in honor of the Optina Elders of Russia are chanted by the nuns of St. Paisius Monastery. Primarily sung in the English language, with a few selections in Church Slavonic.

Review: “Prayerful singing” is sometimes an elusive term to define objectively. But if you want to hear prayerful Orthodox liturigcal singing, this CD epitomizes it! The small choir of nuns at the St. Paisius Monastery sing simply, tunefully, and with good ensemble. Everything—both from a musical and liturgical standpoint—is present here in the proper amount and proportion: true and genuine harmony! Like their earlier release of para-liturgical spritual songs by St. Nikolai Velimirovic (entitled “Duhovna Lira”), this CD is not only a pleasure to listen to, but also fills the hearer with a profound spiritual calm and serenity.

--Dr. Vladimir Morosan, Founder and President of Musica Russica