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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Friday, April 25, 2008

Byzantine Chant from Great and Holy Friday

Here is a video of a beautifully chanted setting of "Simeron Kremate" which is sung on Great and Holy Friday.

This hymn is chanted by Haris Symeonidis at the Church of the Prophet Elias in Thessalonike, Greece.

An English translation of the Greek text is:

"Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the Cross. He who is King of the angels is arrayed in a crown of thorns. He who wraps the heavens in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery. He who in Jordan set Adam free receives blows upon His face. The Bridegroom of the Church is transfixed with nails. The Son of the Virgin is pierced with a spear. We venerate Thy Passion, O Christ. Show us also Thy glorious Resurrection."

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