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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Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky

Thursday, April 27, 2014

Interview / testimonial

Dmitry Trakovsky is the director of "Meeting Andrei Trakovsky", an award-winning documentary that led him on a journey around the globe to meet and interview friends and collaborators of the late Russian filmmaker. On Wednesday, February 19, at our Heart's Home center in Brooklyn, NY, he was joined by Michal Leszczylowski, editor on Tarkovsky's ultimate masterpiece "The Sacrifice", to share their own experience of "meeting Andrei Tarkovsky." An exclusive and vivid portrait of the one whom Bergman and Kurosawa themselves regarded as a master of the 7th Art. (Excerpts from the Q&A following the screening).

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“Heaven Opens”: an introduction to Adrienne von Speyr

“Heaven Opens”: an introduction to Adrienne von Speyr

Interview with Dr. Matthew Lewis Sutton

 

Adrienne von Speyr was one of the most important mystical theologians of the last century, heralded by figures like John Paul II and T.S. Eliot. However, her work has been eclipsed in many ways by her personal connection to Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. Heaven Opens: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr provides one of the first comprehensive accounts of von Speyr's theology, one that truly allows us to be "strengthened and exhilarated by a new experience of Christian sensibility." (T.S. Eliot)

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Trends, Tribes and Beauty: a Model Talks about Fashion

Trends, Tribes and Beauty: a Model Talks about Fashion

by Paul Anel          September 13, 2013

Interview, Fashion. Reading time: 2min.

Each year at this time of the year, New York City breathes, talks, and walks fashion, runway and clothes. Jessica “Jesse” Lagoy, a professional model from DC, stepped out the catwalk this year, to meet and interview creators and other fashion protagonists for the blog heyheygorgeous.com. In this exclusive interview for Land of Compassion, she accepted to share her insights about fashion, beauty, and more.

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