Program: #04-48 Air Date: Nov 22, 2004
NOTE: All of the music on this program is from the recording made by the Choir of the Monks of Chevetogne directed by Fr. Philippe Baer.
Dear Friends of Millennium of Music:
Even by the standards of our most popular program, we have
been gratified (and taken aback) by the overwhelming response we have received from this series dedicated to the work of the monks of Chevetogne. To this end, we are providing some extra information on how to reach the monks on line or by mail.
Monastère de l'Exaltation de la Sainte Croix
Rue du monastère 65
B - 5590 - Chevetogne
Tel.: + 32 (0)83 21.17.63
Fax: + 32 (0)83 21.60.45
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Robert Aubry Davis
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Saturday Vesper Service--This rare recording was at the time a first: a complete sung church service featuring ideas proper to the day (Saturday to Sunday, celebrating the Paschal mystery) and to the saint commemorated. As Fr. Johann wrote about this commemoration in this performance: "(they) are expressed in the stichery inserted between the verses of certain psalms...for this recording, we have chosen the Saturday texts of the Fourth Mode of the commemoration of St. Barbara and St. John of Damascus (4th of December)."
John is often called "the last of the church Fathers". He was the son of a Christian official at the court of the Moslem khalif Abdul Malek, and succeeded to his father's office. Famous for his defence of icons, he died in 750.