Day: December 13, 2012

The O Antiphons

The O Antiphons (explained here and in greater detail here), beautifully performed by an ensemble whose identity is unknown to us. For more information, listen to this classic example of NPR journalism.

Egypt court sentences Christian to 3 years for blasphemy

Things are miserable in Egypt for Christians these days. A young Coptic Christian in Egypt was just sentenced to three years in prison for blasphemy after posting a video on Facebook. (Not just any video; the amateur video made in the U.S. that sparked outrage across the Muslim world.) His neighbors turned him in. ABC […]

Guilty secrets

We are midway through the season of Advent. How is it going for you? For my part, I have to admit to a guilty secret. In the past couple of days I have been sneakily listening to Christmas carols. This wasn’t something I meant to have happen. I had planned that, honoring the Advent season, […]