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Archive for February 4th, 2017

St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN, to close temporarily

This likely will include the school’s summer degree program in liturgical music.

OCA: Metropolitan Tikhon to Consecrate Chrism

“Chrism, distinct from Holy Unction and other blessed oils used in Orthodox Christian rites, contains a number of ingredients, including olive oil, white table wine, benzoin, aromatic incenses extracted in oil, rose oil, basil, balsam, Venetian turpentine, galangal, oils of bergamot, clove, marjoram, thyme and sandalwood, extracts of ginger root, and nutmeg.”

Pontifical Council for Culture to Study Training in Aesthetics

The much-quoted words of Dostoevsky, “Beauty will save the world” must be contextualized in order to have meaning. “The beauty that saves is a beautiful church nestled in a bad neighborhood.”