Christian Art Series II
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:00 AM

Feast of Epiphany
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 7:00 AM

(Theophany Feast Day Apolytikion sung in English by Presvytera Pat Tsagalakis, Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Shoreline, WA.)

Holy Epiphany in Russia

“For as many as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ.” –-  Galatians 3:27

Today in Eastern Orthodox churches, the emphasis at this feast is on the shining forth and revelation of Jesus Christ as the Messiah and second person of the Holy Trinity at the time of his baptism. Usually called the Feast of the Theophany, it is one of the great feasts of the liturgical year. “Theophany” comes from the Greek for “God shining forth.” (Citation)



Christian Art Series I
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 8:00 AM

Happy New Year
Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 8:40 AM

J.S. Bach – Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 – Part IV ‘For the Feast of the Circumcision

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists.



The Fifth Day of Christmas
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 7:00 AM


Puer Natus in Bethlehem

A Child is born in Bethlehem
Lyrics below



Merry Christmas
Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 7:00 AM

“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5

O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen

O magnum mysterium
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum
jacentem in praesepio.

O beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt
portare Dominum Jesum Christum.

Ave Maria, gratia plena: Dominus tecum.

O beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt
portare Dominum Jesum Christum.

Alleluia!

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O great mystery
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord
lying in a manger!

O blessed is the Virgin, whose womb
was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.

Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with you.

Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.

Alleluia!

A blessed Christmas from your friends at Touchstone!



Christ is Born. Glorify Him!
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 11:59 PM

Arabic Christmas Carol



Christmas Midnight Mass
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 11:00 PM

Messe De Minuit (1690) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704)



Lully Lulla Lullay
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:00 PM

A haunting and particularly beautiful modern version of an old English carol by the talented Philip Stopford:

“Lully Lulla Lullay”

(The carol refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed. Citation.)

Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.

O sisters too, How may we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling,
For whom we do sing,
By by, lully lullay?

Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.

Herod, the King, In his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His men of might,
In his own sight,
All young children to slay.

Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.

That woe is me, Poor child for thee!
And ever morn and day,
For thy parting
Nor say nor sing
By by, lully lullay!

By Philip Stopford and Ecclesium



Advent IV
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 7:00 AM

Johann Sebastian Bach, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61

Cantata for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

Performed by the Munich Bach Choir under the direction of Karl Richter.


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