Sunday, November 14, 2010

Seasons and Spirituality

Anglican Christianity's Book of Common Prayer weaves Christian spirituality into the seasons of life and nature.

English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams, who wrote a good deal of sacred music still in Anglican use, was moved by Christian faith and taken with the splendor of creation. He wove this arrangement of a traditional carol into the Winter pieces in his Folk Songs of the Four Seasons:

I think this arrangement captures the season beautifully. Winter blankets the Northern Plains in simultaneous silence and majestic power; Advent brings both quiet anticipation and mighty prophecies of the Savior's arrival.

God bless your home and loved ones in all your seasons.

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