|The Congregation of all the Saints of the Pecherskaya Lavra (Monastery of the Caves)|
Late 17th-early 18th century Workshop of the Kiyev Percherskya Lavra
Today being the Feast of All Saints I thought I would combine that favoured feast with a lovely piece of liturgical music from the Orthodox Church. This piece comes from the Serbian Orthodox tradition and hymns all the Saints.
The cantor in this piece, recorded by Melodi Ensemble, is Divna Ljubojevic. Born in Belgrade in 1970 the talent of this remarkable singer was nurtured by Mother Agnija, Abbess of Vavedenje Monastery. From an early age she was tutored in a tradition Karlovatz chants and Byzantine and Russian modalities that have been lovingly preserved by the sisters of the Monastery. Founded in 1991 Melodi dedicates itself to a repertoire of Orthodox sacred music, from the ancient monadic and polyphonic Byzantine, Serbian, Bulgarian and Russian chant, to contemporary works.
|And in an effort to combine my Irish heritage, my Anglican background and my love of Orthodox Icons:|
this modern Icon of All Saints of the British Isles and Ireland.
01 November - 1512: The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.