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.
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
Last night was Holy Friday (Good Friday) for Orthodox Christians. There is a tradition of some of the faithful keeping vigil at the tomb from the end of the Lamentations service until Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning. 273 more words