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The Enchanted Forest by James Galway & Hiro Fujikake

Jun 6

2CELLOS – Benedictus [LIVE at Arena Zagreb]

2Cellos A very beautiful piece of music by the 2CELLOS Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser performing their arrangement of Benedictus by Karl Jenkins with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jun 5

Story of My Life–The Piano Guys

Story of My Life Story behind TPG’s “Story of My Life” As we began our arrangement of One Direction’s “Story of My Life” we wanted it to feel like each note of the music was a word in a vivid story being told.

Jun 4

Arabella Steinbacher : Beethoven Violin Concerto

Ludwig van Beethoven : Violin Concerto in D major op.61Violin : Arabella SteinbacherConductor : Walter Weller…

Jun 3

John Boyer Chants Psalm 23 – Byzantine Chant (English)

John Michael Boyer Protopsaltis from San Francisco and Rassem El Masseh from Lebannon join together to masterfully chant Basil Crow’s rendition of one of the Churches most treasured psalms

Jun 2
Jun 2

Cappella Romana – Lament for the Fall of Constantinople

In the “Fall of Constantinople,” Cappella Romana explores the musical legacy of the ancient civilization of Byzantium–caught between Latin West and Islamic East–with majestic ceremonies for the cathedral of Hagia Sophia, triumphant assertions of superiority by Westerners, and fervent prayers for the healing of religious divisions.

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lebanon… the pope spoke at length about the Eastern Catholic Churches in his general audience. Most Catholics are so poorly catechized that they would listen to the entire thing and have no clue. Don’t let those in your care and circle of influence continue in this ignorance.

Spend a couple minutes every now and then discussing Eastern Catholicism—the 22 Eastern Catholic Churches that use 7 different rites—so they can watch this simple audience and understand the basics of what the pope is saying.

Oct 9
Oct 9
People say that if you feel no inclination to pray, it is better not to pray; but this is crafty, carnal sophistry. If you only pray when you are inclined to, you will completely cease praying; this is what the flesh desires. ‘The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence’ (Matt 11:12). You will not be able to work out your salvation without forcing yourself. - St. John of Kronstadt

People say that if you feel no inclination to pray, it is better not to pray; but this is crafty, carnal sophistry. 
If you only pray when you are inclined to, you will completely cease praying; this is what the flesh desires. 
‘The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence’ (Matt 11:12). 
You will not be able to work out your salvation without forcing yourself. 

- St. John of Kronstadt