Good and Faithful Servant
The liturgical music from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, San Anselmo, California, is largely unique to the parish. Rooted principally in South Western Rus', it has developed organically in the life of the parish and is arranged by Archpriest Stephan Meholick.
Good and faithful servant,
laborer in the Vineyard of Christ,
thou didst bear the burden of the day,
and increased the talent given thee.
Thou didst not envy those who came after thee;
wherefore the gates of heaven were opened to thee.
Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord,
and pray for us, O Saint Nicholas!
Text: St. Nicholas of Myra - Litia
Tume: Automelon: "Good and Faithful Servant" (Galician Chant)
Sheet music from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Audio file courtesy of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, San Anselmo, California.
"Good and Faithful Servant" from Good and Faithful Servant CD, Choir of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, San Anselmo, California, copyright © 2006. Used by permission. The CD has 29 hymns from throughout the church year, including three for Saint Nicholas. Purchase from ArchangelsBooks.com.