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"Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice": A Hymn for the 5th Sunday of Easter

“Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”
by Martin Luther, 1483-1546

Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice,
With exultation springing,
And, with united heart and voice…

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Why Bach?

Why do we love the music of the great Baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach?

His compositions exhibit mathematical precision

The passionate cry of his soul infuses his music… 115 more words

Dr. Jeannine Jordan Organist



der schwere aschenfarbne vorhang
aus wolken zerrissen und weggefegt
spätmärzhohe morgensonne
ergießt sich als murmelnde orgelfuge

etwas ist geschehen
etwas ist dennoch geschehen
etwas… 82 more words

German Poems

Easter, Eggs, and Excitment

Someone once accused me of liking the “off” holidays. Not Christmas or Fourth of July or even Halloween. I like Thanksgiving and Easter. And, if that is all I get accused of this week then guilty as charged. 855 more words

How Will You Celebrate JS Bach's Birthday

Johann Sebastian Bach’s 331st Birthday is on March 21st.  How will you celebrate?

Will you —

your favorite Bach works?

to your favorite Bach repertoire? 48 more words

Dr. Jeannine Jordan Organist


Lately I have been thinking about how hard things can be. In my own life: conflict at work, trouble at home, the opacity of romance. The tendency to stare at a bunch of asparagus and be baffled, overwhelmed, by the prospect of putting them together in some kind of meal in which the reedy old rods are made edible. 1,202 more words