Isihia are a band from Bulgaria who are heavily influenced by Macedonian ethnocore legends Anastasia, but who move into a slightly more spiritual direction. Deep, heavy, powerful Orthodox Christian music from Bulgaria’s heartland.
The Bulgarian Voices Angelite are the continuation of the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir, made famous in the west as Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, who became popular through a release on 4AD Records and a collaboration with British singer Kate Bush. Here they are singing one of the most beautiful hymns in the Eastern Orthodox canon.
The owner of this site is Eastern Orthodox Christian by confession. Today, we’re at the beginning of the end of our Paschal Period. Easter has come upon us.
For those of you, Orthodox/Pravoslav, Eastern Catholics of all stripes, and those who follow the Julian Calendar (the one agreed to by all Christians via Ecumenical Council), may God have mercy on us. Amen.
Сопственикот на овој сајт е православен христијанин со исповед. Денес, ние сме на почеток на крајот на нашиот велигденски период. Велигден дојде врз нас.
За оние од вас, православните / охрабрувала, Источна католици од сите бои, и оние кои го следат јулијанскиот календар (оној за кој се согласија сите христијани преку Вселенски Собор), Бог има милост. Амин. (Прости ми граматички грешки. Јас не се занимавал со години)
Kitka come as an absolute surprise to my ears. A group of American women who do justice to the Eastern Orthodox choral music of Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and other locales, they treat the material with reverence and sing in a nearly angelic manner. One of the best choral collections I’ve heard in some time.
Today is Christmas Eve on the Julian Calendar, and one of the holiest days of the Eastern Orthodox calendar. The Nativity of Jesus (Christmas) is celebrated tomorrow, and though tonight is spent preparation for the great feast, I had enough time to drop two small gifts under this digital Christmas tree.
The first is the music of Arvo Pärt, a world-famous Estonian composer who is surely well-known to regular readers of this page. He is also a devout member of the Estonian Orthodox Church, and you can hear this influence in his compositions.
Gift two is the article attached to it. The author, Fr. Ivan Moody, happens to be a fine composer in his own right, and his works will soon me gracing these pages. He also happens to be an Orthodox priest, and the article is hosted by the Orthodox Christian Network, which can be read here.
For me, personally, it is the most wonderful thing in the world to wed two subjects I have a great passion for: Orthodoxy and the avant-garde. May you who partake have a wonderful Nativity.
Hristos se Rodi!