Saturday, January 30, 2010

Christian recording artist Fernando Ortega joins Anglican congregation

I had the privilege to see/hear him live once in SoCal. What a blessing to Christ the King Anglican Church, Albuquerque.

Wonderful quote from Ortega:

One of his more recent works, "The Shadow of Your Wings," is influenced by the Book of Common Prayer, although Ortega was not yet an Anglican when he wrote the music. When preparing to sing for the funeral of a Presbyterian minister who was a close friend, he picked up a Book of Common Prayer and read the burial rites. "I couldn't believe how that assembling of passages and verses was so comforting when you lose someone. As a music minister I've been to a lot of funerals and so much of what's said is inappropriate. It doesn't acknowledge the grief and tragedy of death and then appropriately acknowledge Christ's victory over death and the hope we have in his resurrection. I found all that in the Book of Common Prayer," he said.

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