Lent 2013 Day 33: He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth

With so much talk in the media about an earthquake of devastating scale to hit the Arab Gulf area and Iran towards the end of this month, I am reminded of the vespers Psalm or more specifically the Anexandria.

Liturgically, the anexandria is sung in celebratory vespers services, especially when a bishop or patriarch is celebrating. As the reader, usually the bishop or patriarch, reaches to the verse of the Psalm 104 that reads:

28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

chanters start with this verse and continue to the end of the psalm.

I have always fears of such catastrophes and pray God would keep us all safe and away from them!

Here is a recording including selections of the Anexandria by the choir of Saint John of Damascus, Balamand Monastery:

— Jack Rabah


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s