Listening to Byzantine Chant (Tone 1)

Originally posted on Palestinian Chanter:
I am very excited to write my first blog-on-demand entry 🙂 I’m so happy to see more people reading the blog and even happier to be receiving input and requests! Keep them coming!! This is a question I tackled many times in my life in different ways; how to explain…

Holy And Great Saturday

Here’s a reblog of a poem from Holy Saturday several years ago. I know most of us are about to begin Pascha services, but this speaks of the spirit in which I want to enter the darkened nave. Joy to you all!  Sir, we have heard of your death. To die thus is unequivocally brutal.…

Excerpt from “The Divine Dialogue”

Return, O Son of Man! Return to the Dustwhich cries to you: you have wept with tears of men;now, look,I weep also:one tear for you is hard-wrung from my dusty eyes. The Lord is grieved with a man’s heart.This I have felt with sudden knowing. I am appalled; I faint;I cannot bear the wounding.It was…

The Alien and the Slimy Rock

Once upon a time, a very well-educated alien was flying through space with next to nothing on his mind. This means a little more than it would if you, for instance, had nothing on your mind; this alien’s mind was the very next thing to a black hole so he really had  exactly next to…