Pearl Orthodox Christian Publishing


Good & Faithful Servant CD

CD Introduction

The Choir of St. Nicholas Church is pleased to announce the release of our premiere cd,Good and Faithful Servant, in commemoration of our 50th anniversary. This recording features liturgical music largely unique to our parish. These beloved hymns from throughout the church year, including Lent, Pascha, Christmas, and the feast of St. Nicholas, stem from a variety of traditions, but principally that of South Western Rus’. They form the foundation of our choir’s repertoire, yet many are unlikely to be heard elsewhere! You will also hear some of our favorite bell rings. This CD was professionally recorded and produced, and contains over 70 minutes of music.

BOOKSTORE ORDERS and BULK ORDERS can now be placed online. Minimum order: 5 CDs. Wholesale price: $11.00 per CD, plus shipping. Click the “BUY NOW” button to the right. Or, if you prefer to be billed, invoicing is available—please contact us.

RETAIL CUSTOMERS: Please visit one of our distributors to purchase Good and Faithful Servant (retail price $16.99):
Conciliar Press
Light & Life Publishing
Musica Russica

International Customers: Please visit one of our distributors listed above.


This is a wonderful recording!

Professionally recorded and digitally mastered CD, entitled the Lamentations of Holy and Great Saturday.  Utilizing the traditional Byzantine melodies, this 74-minute English version of the Lamentations is the only professionally recorded full-length English version of the Lamentations in the world. The Byzantine melodies assigned to this special Holy Week service are beautifully sung and deeply prayerful, and would make an exceptional gift or an outstanding addition to any music library.

Stasis 1: 28:36 Minutes - Christ is crucified and laid in the tomb

Stasis 2: 29:54 Minutes - The earth trembles in travail at the sacrifice of the Creator of life

Stasis 3: 15:20 Minutes - In His death lies the Hope of the Resurrection

Byzantine Chant is among the most ancient forms of Christian hymnody. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, all worship services primarily consist of chant and choral singing. During Great Lent, no sacred music is more poignant or powerful than the three distinct Byzantine melodies used in this version of the Lamentations. It is said that the angels praise God through song. This CD seeks to emulate the angels and encourages listeners to reach with heart, mind, and voice to glorify the Creator—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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