Sunday, October 30, 2016

Back to Basics



Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby Ye are sealed unto the Day of Redemption.

Let all Bitterness, and Wrath, and Anger and Clamor, and Evil-Speaking be put away from you with all Malice.

And be Ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God, who for Christ’s sake, hath forgiven you.

Amen!

2 comments:

  1. Killington KockslingerOctober 30, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Great sentiments!

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  2. The Electronically-Estranged FreeThinke said

    I give thanks to the excellent choir of St. Clement's Episcopal Church of Philadelphia for this eloquent interpretation of one of the most beautiful anthems in the Protestant liturgical repertory.

    I served as a paid boy chorister at an Episcopal Church many years ago, and was privileged to sing this and many of the greatest works in the choral literature including Mendelssohn's Elijah, the Mozart Requiem, the Brahms Requiem, the Verdi Requiem, the Faure Requiem, the Durufle Requiem, Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio, and both of Bach's settings of the Passion of Our Lord, –– The Passion according to St. John, and the greatest choral work of all time –– The Passion According to St. Matthew –– during my formative years. This provided me with a fine musical education, and a splendid legacy on which I've based my musical career. I have only grown to appreciate what was freely given to me as a child more and more with each passing decade.

    However, this particular, rather small anthem has stuck with me as a great favorite among all the smaller works we performed each Sunday. I had not been able to hear it for many years, so thank St. Clement's again for presenting this beautiful rendition –– now permanently bookmarked among my most treasured memories.

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