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Dark days for so many this week – Washington, Nairobi, Pakistan, Iraq. Here is the closing hymn of the Russian funeral liturgy in a setting by Chesnokov and sung by the monks’ choir of Valaam. The only words are “Eternal memory.” There’s a lengthy introduction by an amazing bass deacon and views of the glorious churches of this collection of island monasteries. May all these souls, torn from life so unexpectedly, rest in peace!