Prior to the revolution, twelve Liturgies were performed in the Lavra daily, and there were over three thousand of inhabitants. Chanting was one of the primary occupations.
According archimandrite Polycarp, the church statute observer of the Lavra : «Each who visits the Lavra at least once, later recognizes the Lavra chanting. This is the victorious chanting»
Lavra chanting was determined to consolidate not only the brethren, but also all the pilgrims who came to the monastery and sought for the sense of peace here. Lavra chanting was the way for people to reach the peace of spirit, which all the Orthodox Christians are appealed for.