Glory to God for All Things
Orthodox Christianity, Culture and Religion, Making the Journey of Faith
Fr. Stephen Freeman
Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, serving as Rector of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.
February 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm
Joseph Hromy says
February 15, 2009 at 11:17 pm
Father they are my favorite if anyone wants to know where to buys these monks albums they are on musica russia and russiandvd.com. They have a few out wish all chant sounded like that thanks Father
david peri says
February 16, 2009 at 8:17 am
Couple of weeks ago, I visited the New-Valamo in Heinävesi, Finland. These 200 monks left Russia during the war because of severe difficulties. You can visit their site at http://www.valamo.fi Check the English page on the left side otherwise you may get the Finnish page.
Last week I heard a group from Valaam who were travelling through Finland and who sang just like the above video. So beautiful and though I did not understand the Russian or Greek words, the harmony and style was trememdous.
I hope to back to Valamo and do some volunteer work. Blessings to all.
February 16, 2009 at 8:30 am
Forgot to mention that you can visit via
Allen Long says
February 16, 2009 at 10:30 am
Beautiful, Fr.! Thank you, for sharing this.
February 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm
Where is the Valaam Monastery, and does the name refer to the man in the OT with the refractory donkey?
February 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm
Valaam Monastery is on the border of Russia and Finland. I do not believe it has any bearing to the name Barlaam.
February 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm
Beautiful , thank you father !
February 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm
Beautiful, thanks for sharing! Deacon Steve
Mike M. says
February 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this. The lyric beauty of the chant so closely matches the words (thank you also for the english in the video montage) and the images.