Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rare Russian Orthodox Liturgical Recordings

Here are some interesting liturgical rarities from Russian Orthodoxy, sent in by one of of our readers many months ago.

One in particular caught my attention. It is a recording from circa 1910 in Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Moscow, wherein Archdeacon Afanasii Zdihovsky sings Many Years to the Russian Emperor Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and the Imperial family:

http://www.russian-records.com/details.php?image_id=5198

In another recording, we hear the same archdeacon singing "The Doors, The Doors" followed by the Creed:

http://www.russian-records.com/details.php?image_id=5199