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Pastitsio and Byzantine chant: in which one finds, at the very least, the best pastitsio recipe ever (also the worst)

Some friends the other night made a Moroccan chickpea stew for us. One of them said that he had altered the recipe a little bit with what he’d had on hand; I turned to Flesh of My Flesh and said, “See? 3,672 more words


Lent 2015 - Day 04: The Language of Angels

Today’s chant is from the service of the Dormition of the Theotokos. This arrangement is characterized by an ornamental style and the use of the syllables Te-Ri-Rem which is described by many as ‘the language of angels.’ These syllables are used in extended chants used in night-long vigils in convents and are highly improvisational. 15 more words

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Clean Wednesday: Spiritual Fast

My dish for the first Lenten potluck of 2015 is marinating in the fridge, but as much as I’m looking forward to the potluck, the thing that’s making me really happy is thinking about hearing Let My Prayer Arise for the first time. 301 more words

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Lent 2015 - Day 03: Spirit of God is everywhere

There is no need to look hard, for he is everywhere! I feel the presence and blessings of God in my life in so many different forms everyday. 70 more words

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Lent 2015 – Day 02: Love God

God is our strength. Whatever your day looks like, and no matter what troubles you face, put your faith in God. He is always there for you. 285 more words

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Listening to Byzantine Chant (Tone 3)

Whenever I think of the 3rd tone, I have feelings of happiness, glory, and triumph. Again, all 8 tones in a way or other represent the glory of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection. 303 more words

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A small tribute to a great chanter, Elie Khoury

On 19 July, 2014 protopsaltis Elie Khoury passed away. He is one of the key figures of the Antioch Arabic byzantine chanting history. May his memory be eternal!

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