Read and chanted —Audio download only (not available on CDs)
This special edition of the Ancient Faith Psalter includes two full recordings (one chanted, one read aloud) by Fr. John Oliver, with an introduction by Fr. Michael Gillis. Both versions were recorded on the solea of an Orthodox church, and the beautiful sound quality reflects the presence of that sacred space. The Psalter audiobook is a powerful companion for your daily prayers and for times when you need a source of peace and encouragement.
About The Ancient Faith Psalter A dedicated group of Orthodox monks (who wish to remain anonymous) have created a fresh English translation of the Masoretic Hebrew text of the Psalter, corrected to the Septuagint, that is eminently readable and singable. This Psalter will make the perfect companion for your Ancient Faith Prayer Book.
"The Psalms aren't in numerical order in this Psalter. Why is that?"
When you read this Psalter, you'll notice that the Psalms are not in numerical order. That was done intentionally. This edition of the Psalter was created for prayer, at home or in church, rather than for reference. It's not just another "Book of Psalms." That means the Psalms are organized according to the established cycle of daily readings for Orthodox Christian monastic practice. We follow the same order in our churches and our homes. If you'd like more information for reference purposes, we recommend the Book of Psalms (and its accompanying notes) in the Orthodox Study Bible. NOTE: This information is included on pages 8-9 of this book, under the heading "About This Edition."
Editor: Monks of the Orthodox Church, read and chanted by Fr. John Oliver