by Nektaria Karantzi
Εγκώμια – The Lamentations – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Stasis – Holy Friday
The beginning of the piece is indeed O Lord Save Thy People.
The 1812 Overture is famous for its very epic finale, and though the piece was written to celebrate the anniversary of Russia’s victory over France in 1812, the piece’s finale is very often used for the 4th of July during fireworks displays.
This is the entire recording of the piece; to hear the very famous finale. Enjoy!
phonetically: Spasi Gospodi Lyudi Tvoya i Blagoslovi Dostoyaniye Tvoye Pobedi Praboslavnim Khristianom Na Soprotivnya Darooya i Tvoe Sokhranyaya Krestom Tvoym Zhitel’stvo
English text of the same Troparion -OCA
O, Lord, save Thy people,
And bless Thine inheritance.
Grant victory to the Orthodox Christians,
Over their adversaries,
And by virtue of Thy cross,
preserve Thine habitation.
Спаси, Господи, люди Твоя
и благослови достояние Твое
победы православным христианом
на сопротивныя даруя
и Твое сохраняя
Крестом Твоим жительство.
ELDER ARSENIOS (Arsenie) Papacioc (b. 1914) was among those arrested in 1958 with Dumitru Staniloae, for resisting the spread of Communism in his native Romania.
He moved from monastery to monastery under the uncertain conditions of the government of the day, and as Abbot of the Slatina Monastery underwent repeated imprisonment and even torture. He is revered as one of the foremost spiritual fathers of the Romanian Orthodox Church.