Monday, November 18, 2013

Can You Imagine Hearing This in Church?


I can't even imagine hearing this kind of music in church.  Divna Ljubojevic, one of the most reknowned and famous singers within Orthodox Christianity, simply has a voice that is as near to divine as one can get, right on par with my favorite renditions of St. Hildegard von Bingen's chant sung by Jocelyn Montgomery.  The opening song alone is otherworldly.  Break the headphones out, and indulge in the sound of another time and place.

2 comments:

  1. I listened to this the other evening and thought WOW - Heaven opened and the Angels sang. Thank you for sharing - what a perfect end to a day harassed by the noise of the world.

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  2. Oh, to have that caliber of music all the time!!
    One of the songs she sang (around 25 minutes in) was one that we were taught when I was Andrews University -- it was probably my first introduction to Orthodox-ish music, even though it was taught to us by someone who learned it in the SDA Seminary in Yugoslavia (or somewhere in Eastern Europe).
    Divna sings so effortlessly and ethereally: she brightens the typically-heavy music of Orthodoxy. ...I reckon that this style wouldn't sit well with many who attend mass at my parish, but if ONLY we would branch out and do something like this a bit more often, they might start to find the beauty in it.

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Methinks it's time for a quick search on amazon or itunes...

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