Posts about music

The Sounding

A Thing of Beauty: An 18th Century Russian Version of “Hallelujah”

The poet John Keats wrote, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” So it is with…

Sep 01, 2014
The Sounding

Music and Mediation in St Gregory of Nyssa’s Commentary ‘On the Inscriptions of the Psalms’

In his On the Making of Man, St Gregory of Nyssa likened the human body to a kind of musical instrument, played upon by the mind of man. In the same work,…

Aug 17, 2014
The Sounding

Supplications to the Theotokos on Mt. Athos

Beginning on August 1, the Orthodox Church enters a special fasting period, known popularly as the fifteen days. Leading up to the great feast day of the…

Aug 01, 2014
The Sounding

A Grammy-Winning Composer Saving the World through Beauty

Prince Myskin, a character in Dostoevsky’s novel The Idiot, is famous for claiming that “beauty will save the world.” The prince would have loved…

Jun 28, 2014
Orthodox News

Russian Rapper: Orthodox Priest Uses Hip Hop to Spread Faith

Fr. Maxim Kurlenko is a Russian Orthodox priest in a small town. But he’s also something of a minor hip hop star, at least amongst a growing number…

Jun 23, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

From Albania to Sudan: Orthodox News Around the World

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris….

Jun 06, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

Artistic and Cultural Events in the Orthodox Church

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News…

May 02, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Christ in the Old Testament

This week’s episode begins with a short interview with Roger Hunt, who joins us to talk about “Pascha Around the World” – a look at Orthodox…

Apr 03, 2014
The Moving Icon

The Moving Icon: Derek Power

OCN’s newest podcast is hosted by filmmaker and film critic Chris Vlahonasios, who explores the world of Eastern Orthodox Christian filmmakers and…

Feb 14, 2014
The Sounding

REVIEW: Sweet Song, A Story of Romanos the Melodist

My editor, and friend, Jane Meyer, has always had a very gentle touch with her writing, and it comes through wonderfully in her latest book, Sweet Song,…

Jan 12, 2014
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