Kyivan singing performed at the funeral of Elizabeth II was mistakenly called Russian

21 September, 08:40
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Kyivan singing performed at the funeral of Elizabeth II was mistakenly called Russian - фото 1
For many years, the pearls of Ukrainian Cultural Heritage were habitually considered part of Russian culture. The appropriation of other people's cultural property was part of the imperial policy of Russia and the USSR.

On September 19, the whole world watched the farewell ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II. The final chord of the funeral was a memorial service at St George's Chapel in Windsor. During the service, a funeral singing - kontakion "Repose with the Saints" of the Kyivan chant was performed.

According to TSN, this kontakion was also heard at the funeral of Prince Philip. In a press release published by Buckingham Palace, it was reported that Prince Philip personally chose the chants that were to be performed at his funeral. Among them was the "Russian Kontakion of the Departed of the Kyiv chant" arranged by Sir Walter Parratt, a famous British composer and researcher of Orthodoxy. Perhaps the choice of Prince Philip is due to the fact that he came from a Greek family that professed Orthodoxy.

Apparently, in memory of her husband, Elizabeth II also chose the kontakion "Repose with the Saints" of the Kyivan chant for her funeral.

But, as is often the case, the incredibly beautiful Kyivv singing was declared Russian.