An Assyrian girl and priest sing the Lord's Prayer in Georgia as Pope Francis and Patriarch Ilia II, the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, meet and pray together.
...the best instrument for the music of loss, which is the best of all music, is a woman's voice. -Rick Moody (in On Celestial Music pg. 71) An Armenian woman (Nelly Gasparyan) singing "Lord have mercy" in an abandoned cathedral in eastern Turkey. https://youtu.be/UAT_ncnhqJQ John Tavener setting of "The Jesus Prayer" written for Bjork https://youtu.be/eY0X2ov0tzc
Someone snapped this picture of my little daughter, Eden, at a prayer meeting this morning with my wife. And a little child shall lead them...
via her blog Sexual Authenticity Apparently After 2am I Become an Augustinian Once upon a time beauty was everywhere But somehow when we fell it altered Concentrated in particular moments Made more beautiful by contrast And the reign almost ubiquitous of ugliness Was the triumph of the good Everywhere truth fell to pieces And we
Every once and awhile a YouTube video comes along that is to good not to share. This is one of those. This is for those of you who know a little about music but wish you knew more. An assessable introduction into what has been going on over the course of the last century to
We live in a post-authentic world. -Bruce Springsteen (during keynote address at SXSW 2012) What cannot be said must be passed over in silence. But what cannot be said is most important of all. -Ludwig Wittgenstein Discarnate man is not compatible with an incarnate Church. -Marshall McLuhan Promote what you love instead of bashing what
Ah yes, Valentine’s Day. The day when the cynic inside rails against this holiday created for consumers:) Its association with St. Valentine (the name given to more than a few early Christian martyrs) is sketchy. Not much is know of the specific Christian martyr named Valentinus, but Chaucer is credited with launching the romantic meaning
A few more thoughts and a clarification regarding my last post about Tree of Life: First a quick clarification: A few friends were quick to contact me about my use of the word “evolution” in reference to 2001 Space Odyssey and Tree of Life. I was not referring to biological evolution. Biological evolution certainly does
I have seen it, and I have decided that any attempt on my part to describe/analyze/or interpret the Terrence Malick film Tree of Life would devastate me. All I can say is that I highly recommend that you see the film. Just be warned; it’s not a typical film experience. As my brother-in-law has observed,