Guardian of Widows
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.
Guardian of widows and orphaned ones,
and feeder of the hungry,
enricher of all the poor,
and deliverer of captives,
the savior of seafarers,
O greatly blessed and most wise Nicholas.
Text: St. Nicholas of Myra - Exapostilarion
Tune: "Hearken, O Women"
Sheet music from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Audio file courtesy of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, San Anselmo, California.
"Guardian of Widows" 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.