Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake…

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Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven.  

and other Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12. Chants by monks of the Valaam Monastery (Valamo) of the Orthodox Church in Russia.

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