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Offline Fr.Kyrillos

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Romanian Chant - Anyone know what this is?
« on: August 02, 2011, 04:30:37 PM »
This video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e7B0kJLwcs

At about the 10:30 mark, the priest starts chanting a very unique and beautiful hymn while he anoints the faithful. Anyone know what this is and what the hymn is?

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Re: Romanian Chant - Anyone know what this is?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 05:33:05 PM »
It sounds like it might be the hymn "O Pure Virgin..." by St. Nektarios that this priest has put his own twist on. We need a Romania speaker to be sure.
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Re: Romanian Chant - Anyone know what this is?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 06:42:15 PM »
It sounds like it might be the hymn "O Pure Virgin..." by St. Nektarios that this priest has put his own twist on. We need a Romania speaker to be sure.
Not at all; it's some other paraliturgical stuff that I didn't hear before ("Dumnezeul cel sfint a venit pe pamant"). I don't like it that much.
She hears, upon that water without sound,
A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
We live in an old chaos of the sun,
Or old dependency of day and night,
Or island solitude, unsponsored, free,
Of that wide water, inescapable.

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Re: Romanian Chant - Anyone know what this is?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 06:55:56 PM »
It sounds like it might be the hymn "O Pure Virgin..." by St. Nektarios that this priest has put his own twist on. We need a Romania speaker to be sure.
Not at all; it's some other paraliturgical stuff that I didn't hear before ("Dumnezeul cel sfint a venit pe pamant"). I don't like it that much.

Do you have a rough translation?
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Re: Romanian Chant - Anyone know what this is?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 10:03:28 PM »
It sounds like it might be the hymn "O Pure Virgin..." by St. Nektarios that this priest has put his own twist on. We need a Romania speaker to be sure.
Not at all; it's some other paraliturgical stuff that I didn't hear before ("Dumnezeul cel sfint a venit pe pamant"). I don't like it that much.

It sounds as though many are chanting along with the priest giving the impression that it is at least a well known hymn in that parish.  The melody didn't sound like anything I heard before but I assumed it was something unique to the Romanian tradition.

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Re: Romanian Chant - Anyone know what this is?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 04:50:36 PM »
this:
'Dumnezeul cel sfint a venit pe pamant'
means 'the Holy God, came to earth'.