"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.

I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get the most joy in life out of music."

~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom - Musical excerpts

From the YouTube Notes:

The Divine Liturgy, θεία λειτουργία, of St. John Chrysostom is the second most practiced Liturgy in Christendom (next to the Roman rite Mass). This video is a tribute to the great Liturgy of the east, not a live presentation of it. This is the primarily used Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Churches (Catholic and Schismatic). This video contains a number of images of the Liturgy in practice across a wide array of churches and rites.

The musical selections, from the CD "Sacred Treasures" are (in order):

The Great Ektenia at 0:01
Cherubic Hymn at 3:42
Amen and With Thy Spirit at 7:56
and Otche Nash at 9:11

God bless you all.

"Our Father" by Bulgarian National Choir


Sunday, October 4, 2015

All Creatures of Our God and King

On the Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi, an old hymn with the words of St. Francis set to the tune  LASST UNS ERFREUEN. Originally written in Italian ("Laudato sia Dio mio Signore"), the text is also known as the "Song of All Creatures" and as the "Canticle of the Sun." Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment titled, "Laudato Si" (Praise Be to You) has as it's subtitle, "On care for our common home." The document harks back to the words of St. Francis in praise to God for creation.