- Mar 14, 2011
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- The Netherlands
The Uncreated Light represents Gods own Light as His energy, which can be seen even in this life on earth if God pleases to manifest His glory. In this video you will see all the instances of Uncreated light recorded on video camera and on photos, that I could find on internet. The first example demonstrates a Georgian Orthodox priest on whom this Light appears after his sermon. Why does the Holy Light appear on the pious priests and monks? Probably because God wants us to inspire to be faithful to Christ and His Church.
You will also see some photos of the so-called Holy Fire, which miraculously appears in the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Jerusalem on the great Saturday before Easter according to Orthodox-Christian calendar. Unlike ordinary fire, this fire doesn’t harm the human skin and doesn’t afflict the pain of burning.
The song that is being chanted in Slavonic (the sacred language of the Russian Orthodox Church) by the monks of the Valaam monastery in Russia. It is a pretty short version of the so-called Polyeleos, which is composed of the Davidic psalms 135 and 136 (in Orthodox Bible editions 134-135). The Polyeleos, meaning in Greek "of much mercy", because of the repetition in psalm 136 of the phrase "because forever [lasts] His mercy", is a festive portion of the Matins or All-Night Vigil service as observed on higher-ranking feast days in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Polyeleos is considered to be the high point of the service, and contains the reading of the Matins Gospel. So if you want to sing along, then there is the transliteration in the descriptions. If you have some question, feel free to write them in the comment field.
Another video with Polyeleos in Greek: