As beautiful as Carol Of The Bells is, it comes from a Ukrainian folk carol called Shchedryk. May you enjoy this version by the Bel Canto Choir Vilnius and enjoy a relaxing Christmas Night!
Les Grandes Voix Bulgares perform what is, to my ears, the perfect version of the refrain, “Lord Have Mercy” (Kyrie Eleison in Greek, Gospodi Pomilui in the Slavic tongues).
A Merry Christmas to our Gregorian-Calendar friends. Here’s a gift from the Vocal School Choir of the Novodevichy Convent!
An appropriate piece for the Thanksgiving holiday. May you all have a wonderful one with family and friends by your side.
Dobri Dobrev is perhaps one of the most beautiful human beings on the planet. A Bulgarian Orthodox Christian, deaf from a bombing attack during World War II, he has become a living saint, showing the sort of humility that has gained him admirers even from the atheist world. Grandpa Dobri, as he is known to […]
Sofia Gubaidulina is my favorite female Russian composer (along with Iraida Yusupova and the late Galina Ustvolskaya). She is a practicing Orthodox Christian, and this piece melds Ancient Christianity with the avant-garde.
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), […]