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Old 08-05-2014, 03:20 PM   #79
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One more beautiful Russian Orthodox Chant:

The Polyeleos ("much oil" or, by connotation, "much mercy") is a festive portion of the All-Night Vigil service as observed on higher-ranking feast days in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The Polyeleos consists of Psalms 134 and 135 (Septuagint numbering; King James Version: Psalms 135 and 136), which are solemnly chanted in a festive melody, with refrains Alleluia chanted between each verse. The refrain for Psalm 134 is "Alleluia.". The refrain for Psalm 135 is "Alleluia, alleluia. For His mercy endureth forever. Alleluia." This repeated chanting of the word "mercy" is another reason for the chanting of these psalms to be called Polyeleos. (from Wikipedia)

Performers: Festal Choir of St. Elizabeth Monastery, Minsk, Belarus
Conductor: Nun Irina (Denisova)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUOD22Dicjg

PS English version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coQw0qM5Cxs
These chapters contain reasons for Lee to dismiss parts of the Psalms:

Psa 136:17 to him who struck down great kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;
Psa 136:18 and killed mighty kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;
Psa 136:19 Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his steadfast love endures forever;
Psa 136:20 and Og, king of Bashan, for his steadfast love endures forever;
Psa 136:21 and gave their land as a heritage, for his steadfast love endures forever;
Psa 136:22 a heritage to Israel his servant, for his steadfast love endures forever.


By this take God's steadfast love doesn't extend to anyone but the Jews.

God gives them their land as a heritage, but they have to go in and "take" the land (not much of a gift), and kill everything that breatheth:

Deu_20:16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:
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