At the Sunday Morning liturgy at St. John, the Lord’s Prayer is typically just spoken (one of the few parts of the service that isn’t chanted/sung). So it wasn’t until I attended a wedding there that I heard the choir sing the Lord’s Prayer. While I found the entire Orthodox wedding service to be quite beautiful, the beauty of the sung Lord’s Prayer is what occupied my mind afterward.
When I got home, I scoured the internet trying to find a good recording of that musical setting of the prayer. I finally found out that it was written by Nikolai Kedrov, a Russian composer, and most of the versions on YouTube were in Russian (often titled “Отче наш” or “Otche Nash”, Russian for “Our Father”). But I finally tracked down a hauntingly beautiful recording in English by Archangel Voices on their collection of music from the Divine Liturgy called Master Bless. Have a listen below: