Are you sleeping, Are you Sleeping, Brother John? Brother John?

Perhaps the title of this post rings a bell (pun intended) for some of you, or maybe you would only recognize it in French(Frère Jacques)? The song I’m posting today is sort of the Orthodox Christian version 😉

The kontakion of the Great Canon has always been a favorite of mine.  It is like the “morning bells” ringing in the ear of my soul telling it to wake up.

Sung by our choir during the canon of St. Andrew…