Posts about sacred music

The Sounding

One-Man A Capella Band Beautifully Sings Orthodox Hymns

You have probably heard the Orthodox Hymn “Bless The Lord,” but I guarantee you have not heard it like this. Tyler Mancuso performs this hymn…

Sep 08, 2014
The Sounding

A Little “Liturgical Dance”: Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter in Ghana

Orthodox Christians are known for very traditional — sometimes somber — worship. But the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection is a time…

Jun 29, 2014
The Sounding

The Three Best Recordings of Agni Parthene, an Orthodox Christian Hymn from Modern Times

Orthodox Christians aren’t known for liturgical innovation. Yet there continue to be new hymns written and new music composed. Perhaps one of the…

Jun 28, 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
The Sounding

A Universal Liturgical Language

“I will sing unto the Lord throughout my life, I will chant to my God for as long as I have my being. May my words be sweet unto Him, and I will rejoice…

Jun 27, 2014
The Sounding

The Most Popular Orthodox Christian Video on YouTube

There are some 66,800 videos related to “Orthodox Christianity” on YouTube, but only one with over 1 million views. It’s a hauntingly…

Jun 25, 2014
Orthodox News

Official Launch of Orthodox Music Society’s New On-Line Journal

Joensuu, Finland – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (www.isocm.com) is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue…

Feb 11, 2014
Come Receive the Light

International Society of Orthodox Church Music

Continuing our monthly theme of Faith and Nations, we’ll hear from Fr. Ivan Moody of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music, www.isocm.com. Plus,…

Jul 16, 2013