Flopsy did very well in the choral conducting class offered this past fall by the OCA's Department of Liturgical Music. She conducted about half of Liturgy today. Oh, and this baby cardigan is nearly done (needs ends woven in, blocking, and buttons). I'm starting s matching hat and will probably make little socks too.
https://youtu.be/AiUp5ZBEBK4 Some folks have asked for the music to the hymn the choir sang last Sunday so I'm providing the PDF here. The original is available on Podoben but the choir liked the arrangement (a few minor changes) our girls came up with more. PDF: the-jesus-prayer-our-arr.pdf Images:
https://youtu.be/VfTVWHOHJcw O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth … Continue reading For His Mercy Endureth Forever
Lately it's been busy and hot. Pretty much the usual. Cloud photography happens more days than not, and sometimes we get a bit of rain. We're in one of the few small parts of Texas that is not in a drought. I've made a few miniature sweaters. The first two went to Emily, the owner … Continue reading Dormition, Roses, Wool, Miniatures, and Clouds
The Obvious Stuff More Than a Feeling - Boston Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Man in Motion - St. Elmo's Fire Footloose - Kenny Loggins Dynamite - Taio Cruz Karma Chameleon - Culture Club The Final Countdown - Europe Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi Sweet Child 'O Mine - Guns and Roses … Continue reading Workout Playlist
https://youtu.be/B9X8XJas86o Can you believe there were only about six people singing, four in the choir?!
Look what my oldest did. I'm very impressed!https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Axt_PCjjVc
While I've heard the Cherubic Hymn sung so badly it brought tears to my eyes, usually this is one of the most beautiful parts of the Divine Liturgy. (The key is not to sing something incompatible with the number of choir members, distribution of members among parts, or group ability and experience. A simple arrangement … Continue reading Cherubic Hymns
Everyone has favorite hymns! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites and see if we have any in common. Feel free to list some of your favorites in the comments (or on FB). In honor of the Dormition of the Theotokos (for which we're fasting right now), O Virgin … Continue reading Favorite hymns
This weekend the first cycle of services were celebrated at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Humble, TX. The temple and trapeza were built by our parishioner, Liviu Costin, in an amazing labor of love. The iconography is being done by our multi-talented choir director, John Lickwar. This is now a parish of the OCA … Continue reading Blessing a new church