Watch Breathtaking Vespers of Holy Friday & Listen Amazing Rachmaninov’s Bless the Lord, O My Soul!


Bless the Lord, O my soul,
blessed art Thou, O Lord. O Lord my God, Thou art very great.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord. Thou are clothed with honor and majesty.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord. The waters stand upon the mountains.
Marvelous are Thy works, O Lord The waters flow between the hills.
Marvelous are Thy works, O Lord. In wisdom hast Thou made all things.
Glory to Thee, O Lord, who hast created all!

56 thoughts on “Watch Breathtaking Vespers of Holy Friday & Listen Amazing Rachmaninov’s Bless the Lord, O My Soul!

  1. I love the orthodox church music. It's simply beyond wonderful.
    Greetings from Poland.

  2. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.

    John 3:16
    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

  3. It was prophiced, I DON'T prophecy my own account but in relation to the gospel of JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH..

    Now that I do in such times & whoever is suffering knew everything before hand for my FATHER CHRIST JESUS OF NAZARETH does not put such fate on nobody.. wtf ? Are you stupid PEOPLE ?

  4. For all Eastern Orthodox today is the saddest day reflecting at Lamentations on our sins.
    Every Holy Friday when we take Christ down from the Cross I feel like weeping, for my sins I have committed which I need forgiveness for.

  5. Beautiful I feel uplifted the church is so beautiful. Peace out and thanks for sharing.

  6. Logically…Easter IS THE BIGGEST Christian happening a year….! I LIKE the MOSCOW Sretnyeski (?),hope YOU KNOW WHICH I mean, CHOIR the most……!I DIDN'T KNOW formerly that the RELIGIOUS Slavic was INVENTED FOR THE EASTERN ORTHODOX RELIGION….

  7. Christianity was adopted by russians not because of truth, but because the czar liked alcohol and pork and loved the incense festival. Stupid christianity.

  8. Very beautiful.
    You know, the Christans of the Russian Orthodox Church kept their faith in Jesus through all the suppressive measures of Stalin .
    As my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus I love them and wish them happy days, and God's blessings in their lives.
    I pray for not only peace, but genuine sincere friendship between our nations.
    There are many anti-Christian leftists in our America who have deep hate for anything to do with Jesus.
    Due to degenerate degredation of the US by Dems/leftists we are not as strong a Christian nation as we once were. Russia, along with Hungary and some other small Eastern European nations are the strong Christian nations.
    The MSM and the leftists hate Russia for the same reasons they hate President Trump and hate Christians.
    And beware of Russian haters who claim to be staunch Conservatives. Don't forget the years that the Rinos fooled us.
    The king of the Russ, Vladimer. accepted Christ as his Saviour about 1000AD in the Crimea area.
    May God bless and keep the Russian people and their Russian Orthodox Church safe and well another 1000 years.
    Jesus is Lord.

  9. Today is the sadest day for all ortodox and not just for the Russian.

  10. May the good lord bless all the faithful in Christ on this very holy weekend.

  11. Время подумать о мире в первую очередь внутри себя

  12. Respect for all orthodox Christians from Muslim sister.We are waiting for Prophet Jesus to return back to rule over the World with Justice and Peace.

  13. Thank you for your love, compassion and protection, Father God, my Savior, In Jesus name, amen. Lord, please keep Archangel Michael close to my daughter, sons, granddaughters, Grandson, and family members, and away from harm, bad intentions and pure evil, In Jesus name, amen. 🙏🕯️🙏

  14. Crusade Prayer (117) For those who have sold their souls :
    Dearest Jesus, I consecrate the souls of (list them here) and all those who swapped their souls for the price of fame. Rid them of their infestation. Turn them away from the threat of the Illuminati, who devour them.

    Give them the courage to walk away from this wicked bondage without fear. Take them into Your Arms of Mercy and nurture them back to a State of Grace, so they are fit to stand before You.
    By Your Divinity, help me through this prayer, for Satan‘s adopted souls, to prise them away from Masonry.
    Free them from the shackles which bind them and which result in a terrible torture in the chambers of Hell.
    Help them, through the suffering of chosen souls, through my prayers and through Your Mercy, to be in the front line, ready to enter the Gates of the New Era of Peace — the New Paradise. I beg You to release them from captivity. Amen.

    – – – _ _ _ – – – crusadeprayergroup dotorg
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  15. Beautiful. Their is still a beauty in sadness as it is a reflection, deep within us of what it is to be human, to be part of the Creator.

  16. In Roman Catholic Church and its talmudic jews hands 100million +++ people died in 20 century. Never forget.

  17. My beloved brother and sister orthodox christians from ur muslim brother, we still wait jesus (nabi isa alaihisalam) back to this world on the last day to rule the world with justice and truth

  18. Very beautiful. I love the Orthodox Church. Best wishes to my brothers in Christ… from Slovenian Catholic. God bless 🙏🏻

  19. https://apantaortodoxias.blogspot.com/2019/04/watch-breathtaking-vespers-of-holy.html

  20. I mean to mother Russia….. Jesus the Lord he said Israel Israel the time will come and you will have no standing buildings in your towns

  21. the song 'Thy Noble Josef ' would have been nicer for this..
    The noble Joseph, taking down thy most pure Body from the Tree, wrapped
    it in clean linen and sweet spices and laid it in a new tomb. But on the
    third day thou didst rise, O Lord, granting the world great mercy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H66ieuCmJQ

  22. God Bless you Russia. I've never seen anything like this. Makes my heart cry, beautiful 💗

  23. Prajem všetkým ortodoxným kresťanom požehnaný Veľký piatok a ukrížovanie pána ježiša… God bless all Orthodox Christians from Slovakia …………..amazing music .. beautiful…

  24. So o incredibly beautiful. I was asleep and woke up to this Heavenly sound. 🙏

  25. С днем ​​рождения, отпразднуй свой праздник

  26. Thanks for the video . I enjoyed it very much . I have alot of respect for the Russian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church in general . Even though Easter is over . It's nice when video's like this one pop up on your screen . Because when you watch them you feel renewed , refreshed and closer to God all over again . That's a great feeling !

  27. You have traveled: and found … True Christianity at it's finest!

  28. Russia should do the smart thing and kick out all those Muslims and ban Islam ,

  29. Such a wonderfull song, very uplifting and a very powerfull vieuw to see this mass.
    Greetings and love from A sister and big fan in the Netherlands. 🙏🏼

  30. Happy Good Friday
    To all Orthodox Christian
    Today our lord Jesus was die for our sin.
    From Eritrean 🇪🇷 Orthodox Christian brother.

  31. Holy Friday, also known as Good Friday, or Great Friday, is a holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triodion on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
    Based on Christian scriptural details of the Sanhedrin Trial of Jesus, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most probably on a Friday (John 19:42). The estimated year of Good Friday is AD 33.

    In the afternoon, around 3 pm, all gather for the Vespers of the Taking-Down from the Cross, commemorating the Deposition from the Cross. The Gospel reading is a concatenation taken from all four of the Gospels. During the service, the body of Christ is removed from the cross, as the words in the Gospel reading mention Joseph of Arimathea, wrapped in a linen shroud, and taken to the altar in the sanctuary.

    Near the end of the service an epitaphios or “winding sheet” (a cloth embroidered with the image of Christ prepared for burial) is carried in procession to a low table in the nave which represents the Tomb of Christ; it is decorated with many flowers.

    The epitaphios itself represents the body of Jesus wrapped in a burial shroud, and is a cloth icon of the body of Christ. Then the priest may deliver a homily and everyone comes forward to venerate the epitaphios. In the Slavic practice, at the end of Vespers, Compline is immediately served, featuring a special Canon of the Crucifixion of our Lord and the Lamentation of the Most Holy Theotokos by Symeon the Logothete.

    The epitaphios ("winding sheet"), depicting the preparation of the body of Jesus for burial.
    The epitaphios ("winding sheet"), depicting the preparation of the body of Jesus for burial.

    Before the service begins, a “tomb” is erected in the middle of the church building and is decorated with flowers. Also a special icon which is painted on cloth (in Greek, epitaphios; in Slavonic, plaschanitsa) depicting the Saviour is placed on the altar table. In English this icon is often called the winding-sheet.

    Vespers begin as usual with hymns about the suffering and death of Christ. After the entrance with the Gospel Book and the singing of Gladsome Light, selections from Exodus, Job, and Isaiah 52 are read. An epistle reading from First Corinthians (1:18-31) is added, and the Gospel is read once more with selections from each of the four accounts of Christ’s crucifixion and burial. The prokeimena and alleluia verses are psalm lines, heard often already in the Good Friday services, prophetic in their meaning:

    They divided my garments among them and for my raiment they cast lots (Psalm 22:18).

    My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me (Ps 22:1).

    Thou hast put me in the depths of the Pit, in the regions dark and deep (Ps 88:6).

    After more hymns glorifying Christ's death, while the choir sings the dismissal song of St Simeon, the priest vests fully in his dark-colored robes and incenses the winding-sheet which still lies upon the altar table. Then, after the Our Father, while the people sing the troparion of the day, the priest circles the altar table with the winding-sheet carried above his head and places it into the tomb for veneration by the faithful.

    The noble Joseph, when he had taken down Thy most pure body from the Tree, wrapped it in fine linen and anointed it with spices, and placed it in a new tomb (Troparion of Holy Saturday).

  32. This is beautiful to my soul as we love Jesus Christ our Saviour on this sad day for us! You have brought me peace. I am from the mountains of North Carolina, USA.
    May your day be blessed from a loving friend in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

  33. Even here in Babylon the Great (New York City) there are still those who stretch out their hands and their hearts unto to the LORD

  34. Sombre and uplifting at the same time. Greetings to my fellow Russian Orthodox Christians across the world.

  35. Such a powerful piece of music. Absolutely breathtaking. My heartfelt thank you for sharing this ceremony.

  36. Великий Рахманинов. Отвергаемый сначала церковью за "излишнюю красоту". Люблю и плачу.

  37. Let’s go, Americans. These people should be our close friends, not our enemies.

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