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Spiritual and intellectual nourishment for my mother to listen, perhaps while eating breakfast. I’m Jamey Bennett, and my mom, Kathy, is the best. When I was a child, she used to read to me all the time, but I especially am fond of the times she would read to me before school over breakfast. And when I moved across the country as an adult, she started sending me newspaper clippings and other things of interest to read. In my own way, I’m returning the favor. On Clips for Mom, I read excerpts ...
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Evangelical author and blogger Traci Rhoades grew up Southern Baptist, with a stint as a Presbyterian, and ended up in a Reformed faith community—all the while growing in her own appreciation of the historic Christian faith. "Bad" Books of the Bible co-hosts Jamey Bennett and Joel Miller talk with Traci about her experience with the so-called Apocr…
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Amy and Richard welcome back John Michael Boyer to talk about his new textbook for Byzantine music aimed specifically at English language readers. They have a conversation about the book's beginnings, John's nearly two decades long writing process, what it offers cantors, and how the chant landscape has changed in North America since he first had t…
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Demetrios Katsiklis is the newly-appointed Master Chanter of the newly-reopened St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at Ground Zero. In this episode he talks to Amy and Richard about his upbringing in Greece, his chanting education, the challenges and opportunities of daily worship at one of the most visible Orthodox churches in t…
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Amy and Richard chat with the composers of Heaven and Earth, Cappella Romana's latest CD release, about the influence of Byzantine chant on this unique collaborative work.Heaven and Earth by Cappella Romana, recording release, October 14 2022Heaven and Earth, concerts in Seattle and Portland, October 14-16 2022Heaven and Earth: A Song of Creation p…
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In this episode Amy and Richard discuss the 4th Mode Resurrectional Apolytikion. You can find the score and recordings of the hymn on paralaggi and melos in the show notes, as well as a scale chart for reference.4th Mode Resurrection Apolytikion in Byzantine notation, by Papa Ephraim 4th Mode Resurrection Apolytikion in Western notation, by Papa Ep…
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Amy and Richard talk to Brown University’s Susan Ashbrook Harvey about her work, including liturgical aesthetics in late antiquity, and how St. Ephraim the Syrian’s choirs of women in fourth century Edessa might be helpful models for us today.Show Notes:Extract from Jacob of Serug’s Homily on St. Ephraim the Syrian [Hyperlink to the pdf which is at…
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In this episode Amy and Richard discuss the 3rd Mode Resurrectional Apolytikion. You can find the score and recordings of the hymn on paralaggi and melos in the show notes, as well as a scale chart for reference. 3rd Mode Resurrectional Apolytikion - Looped Recording3rd Mode Resurrection Apolytikion in Byzantine notation, by Papa Ephraim3rd Mode Re…
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Richard and Amy discuss some of the spiritual, mental, and physical disciplines that they have found helpful in overcoming chanting related nervousness and anxiety. Amy explains what happens in the voice box during strong emotions, why this can negatively impact our ability to chant, and then models some exercises showing how to identify and learn …
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This year, Richard chanted nameday services for his patron, Saint Richard of Wessex (7 February) for the very first time. In this episode, he tells the story of how all of that came to be, what it has to do with Byzantine chant in English, and how it brought together many people who have been on the show over the years.Livestream video of the servi…
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Richard and Amy focus on the 2nd Mode Resurrectional Apolytikion in this episode, discussing the mode's structural notes and scale. They talk about common pitfalls of the Soft Chromatic scale and give tips on tuning. You can find the score and recordings of the hymn on paralaggi and melos in the show notes.2nd Mode Resurrectional Apolytikion Score …
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In these two episodes Richard and Amy work through the 1st Mode Resurrectional Apolytikion, discussing the mode's structural notes, scale, common intervals, and attractions. You can find the score and recordings of the hymn on parallagi and melos (set from Pa equal to both A and D) in the show notes. Part 2 of 21st Mode Resurrectional Apolytikion S…
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