Coming to Bethlehem: heavenly music – Allentown Morning Call

Many days, on my way to and from work, I listen to a recording called “Bless the Lord O My Soul,” a collection of Orthodox chants and hymns by the St. Tikhon’s Seminary Choir.

I also listen to Gregorian chant, which, before “On Eagle’s Wings” became the sole liturgical song, was the music of the Catholic Mass. These days it is virtually unheard outside of churches where the old liturgy is celebrated.

This mix of musical treasures, Eastern and Western, gives me a warm ecumenical feeling. The Great Schism persists, but only outside of my car. Inside is a united Christendom, one that crushed the Kardashian heresy before it could take hold.

I mention this because the choir from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, in Wayne County, is coming to Bethlehem next week to present a program called “Psalms and Hymns” at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.


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