The Pascha is the feast of feasts. Our church year and our whole life revolve around it. It exists in time and space and far beyond, in history and philosophy. It is both material and ideal, practical and abstract.
Our Paschal Chants are taken from Paschal Canon of St. John of Damascus, performed by the Monastic Choir of St. Elisabeth Convent. The Choir usually uses Znamenny and Byzantine chants, Valamo chant, and adds Byzantine and Greek chants on feasts.
Byzantine chant of Great Lent "God is with us". On Monday evenings during Great Lent we celebrate the service of Great Compline. During the service a hymn is sung with the refrain, “For God is with us”.
Music has no boundaries and needs no translations. We invite you to listen to the heavenly singing of the Festive Choir at the live concert that was streamed on our Russian YouTube channel this Sunday.