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A Monk's Chronicle: 19 December MMXVI -- Welcome the Savior

Welcome the Savior

“Here’s the deal. ┬áThere is a savior; and you’re not the savior.” ┬áThis bit of spiritual advice came to me third-hand last week, and it’s the sort of statement-of-the-obvious that most of us could afford to hear now and again. 1,351 more words

Open Unto Me, O Lord, the Gates of Repentance

A chant for Lent, from the Eastern Church.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Open to me the doors of repentance O Lifegiver; for my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy Holy Temple, bearing the temple of my body all defiled. 140 more words

The Cross

Music Monday: Feast of Light

Candlemas, Imbolc, Purification of the Virgin, call it what you want. It’s a joyful couple of days for Christian and Pagan alike. Whether it is the official wrap of the Christmas celebrations, or an acknowledgement of the lengthening days and the promise of returning spring, there’s music for it.