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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.




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A Renewal of Body, Soul, Mind

The healing power of music.: Ancient Byzantine (over 1000 years old music and chant dating back to the 5th century) monodic melodies for our age. This beautiful music has survived virtually UNCHANGED until this day. 621 more words