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Source: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Bulletin, Kankakee, IN Christ is Risen! Alithos Anesti! What a wonderful – against all apparent odds – Holy Week and Easter we had, connected in new and unusual ways – by icons in the pews, by Facebook live and Zoom, by our souls and by Christ’s love and sacrifice. I hope you were able to feel the transcendence of it all. Spiritual music helps, and our Church is loaded with it, and blessed with multiple traditions of sublime combinations of sacred text with melody, harmony, tone, and mood, to create moments that transcend everyday life…

Source: Aleteia Zelda Caldwell YouTube captured the guitar-playing brothers playing “Wasting Love” on the monastery grounds. When the monks who live at the Tuman monastery in eastern Serbia aren’t spending their time in prayer, they are usually working to support the 14th-century monastery’s economy by making homemade wine, brandy, and cheese. Or … you just might find them playing an acoustic version of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s song, “Wasting Love.” At least that was the case with two monks, Peter and Teofil, who later went viral with their YouTube video of their acoustic version of the heavy metal…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America The Archdiocese Department of Sacred Music’s Composer-in-Residence nazo zakkak has released his premiere CD of liturgical music, titled LUXARI. A collection of original hymns for the Orthodox Church, LUXARI draws on the influences of traditional Byzantine, Russian, and Romanian music, and lovingly crafts them into a new and enticing American sound. The CD also features works commissioned by churches and monasteries across the US. As a composer, nazo zakkak is one of Orthodox America’s next generation of liturgical musicians seeking to develop an authentic musical expression of the Church’s prayer in this time and place.…

Source: Orthodox Church in America YONKERS, NY [SVOTS] The Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Library recently received the Skvir–Buketoff Music Collection from Archpriest Daniel and Tamara Skvir, rector and choir director of Holy Transfiguration Chapel [OCA], Princeton, NJ. The collection consists of four boxes of Eastern Orthodox liturgical music published between 1819 and 1950 and includes several unique and rare scores. The bulk of the Buketoff–Turkevich–Skvir collection belonged to Archpriest Constantine Buketoff, who came to the United States in the first decade of the 20th century as a church musician, and later served as rector of several parishes in the vicinity of…