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Archive for February 24th, 2011

On Mystery

Father Charles Pope and I were friends at Mount St Mary’s Seminary, many years ago. This is one of his very fine meditations:  http://blog.adw.org/2011/02/what-you-see-is-only-part-of-what-you-get-a-meditation-on-the-magnificence-of-mystery/

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A Georgian icon of Jesus Christ by contemporary iconographer Lasha Kintsurasvili, whose work can be seen here:  http://www.chaganava.com/gallery_icons_lasha_kintsurashvili.html

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I have only recently discovered the beauty of Georgian sacred music, and was very pleased to read that it is being revived in its homeland: http://www.cnewa.org/default.aspx?ID=3521&pagetypeID=4&sitecode=HQ&pageno=1

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Music from Heaven

Here is an example of Georgian chant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pObK-uXvI8

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Today is the Feast of the Finding of the Head of St John the Forerunner.

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Trappist Courage

If this trailer is any indication, this film will join my canon of personal favorites; sorry you have to endure a stupid ad…

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810157147/trailer

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Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev is a prominent young hierarch in the Russian Orthodox Church. He is notable for his openness to Catholicism and his suggestion that the two Churches forge an alliance. He is a theologian, a writer, and a composer. Here he is on Orthodox mission in the 21st century (scroll down to “Orthodoxy in dialogue” for his views on a Catholic-Orthodox alliance):  http://en.hilarion.orthodoxia.org/7_2

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