Music is…God!

Music is…God!

by Thomas Billot          March 27, 2014

On Sunday, February 23, just a week before director Malcolm Clarke and producer Nicholas Reed would take the prize for best documentary short at the 86th annual Academy Awards, the main subject of their film quietly fell to sleep for the last time at a London hospital, 110 years of age.

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Overcoming the challenge of fear in Kiev

Overcoming the challenge of fear in Kiev

By Constantin Sigov 

 

As Russia masses military forces near the Ukrainian border, Land of Compassion relays excerpts from a remarkable article by Constantin Sigov (philosopher, professor at the National University Kiev-Mohyla of Kiev) published in Le Monde on February 3. This article presents the main events that have been taking place on the Maidan square since the night of November 21, 2013, and reveals the true motives of the Ukrainian uprising: liberty, civil society and human dignity.

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Lent is a gift!

Lent is a gift!

March 7, 2014

In a homily given on March 20, 1983 for the Forgiveness Sunday (the last Sunday before Great Lent in the Orthodox Church), Father Alexander Schmemann reflects on Lent as a gift from God, "an admirable and marvelous gift, a gift that we desire". Here are some excerpts from his homily to enlighten this time of Lent.

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