Product Description

Full of Grace presents the complete liturgical texts sung at Great Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. This is part of a concerted effort to present, not just selections or “highlights” from services, but entire services within their liturgical context. Many of the stichera have been re-set for this project using traditional chant melodies, which allows for a more organic blending of English text with music. This kind of careful adaptation is essential to raising the quality of Orthodox music in English.

The St Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale is an ensemble composed of students, community members, alumni, and friends of the Seminary that strives to proclaim the Gospel of our Savior in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Through our music, the chorale aspires to further the seminary’s witness to Christ in contemporary culture, both to Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike. The chorale seeks to provide an example of choral excellence both at the seminary and in the broader Orthodox Church.

Director: Robin Freeman


1. Come, Let Us Worship
based on Znamenny Chant, arr. in wide harmony by Nicholas Reeves

Psalm 103, Bless the Lord, O my soul
based on Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

2. Great Litany
Boris Ledkovsky

3. First Kathisma, Blessed is the man
Boris Ledkovsky

Little Litany
Boris Ledkovsky

4. Psalm 140, Lord, I call upon thee
Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

Set a Guard
Common Chant

5. Sticheron of the Feast, O marvelous wonder!
Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

6. Sticheron of the Feast, Glorious are thy mysteries
Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

7. Sticheron of the Feast, The dominions and thrones
Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

8. Doxasticon of the Feast, By the royal command
Znamenny Chant, arr. Fr Lawrence Margitich

9. O Gladsome Light
Richard Toensing

10. Sunday Evening Prokimenon, Behold now, bless the Lord
Znamenny Chant, arr. Hierodeacon Herman (Majkrzak)

11. Augmented Litany
Kievan Chant, arr. Hierodeacon Herman (Majkrzak), after B. Ledkovsky

12. Vouchsafe, O Lord
Common Chant

13. Litany of Supplication
Boris Ledkovsky

14. Stichera of the Lity
Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

15. Glory at the Lity, Come, O gathering
Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

16. Now and Ever at the Lity, Sing, O ye people
Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

17. Litany and Prayers at the Lity
arr. Nicholas Reeves

18. Aposticha Stichera of the Feast
Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

19. Doxasticon of the Feast, At thy departing
Kievan Chant, arr. Nicholas Reeves

20. Prayer of St Symeon, Lord, now lettest
Fr Ivan Moody

21. Trisagion Prayers

22. Troparion of the Feast, In giving birth thou didst preserve thy virginity
Common Chant, arr. Hierodeacon Herman (Majkrzak)

23. Prayer at the Blessing of Loaves

24. Blessed Be the Name of the Lord
Mark Bailey

25. Psalm 33, I will bless the Lord at all times
P. Mironositskii

26. Blessing