Cyril and Methodius

Cyril and Methodius

Among the best known saints in the Orthodox calendar are the brothers Cyril and Methodius, who are remembered for devising the Cyrillic alphabet and thus opening the way for the conversion of all the Slavic peoples to the Christian faith. Like all stories about saints, this encapsulation is only partly...

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Tavener: Svyati

Tavener: Svyati

Sir John Tavener (1944-2013) wrote many substantial concert works which explore the spirituality of the Orthodox Church, and he was very concerned with exploring the riches of the Orthodox tradition outside the Church itself. “Svyati” is one such work, built as it is on a liturgical text but intended for...

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