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 Read more…

Universal Language of Beauty

In the old village of Kanda, Georgia, six people enter an unfinished Orthodox Church to sing the Trisagion hymn. Their voices rise up in Georgian and Aramaic as a foreshadowing of what will take place when the Church is finished. Regardless of whether or not you can understand these languages, Read more…