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Enjoy Some Easter Art: Bach’s Easter Oratorio

Bach served as Thomaskantor of Leipzig, musical director for liturgical services at St. Thomas and three other Lutheran churches in the city. We have outstandingly beautiful liturgical music for the entire year from Bach: Advent and Christmas oratorios, his famous works on the Passion, and music for major feast days. He also composed a number of so...

05 15 2017

Resist the Temptation to “Come Down from the Cross”

In the time of Easter there is a temptation to leave all the fruits of Lent behind, growing lax and celebrating too heartily. It is important, therefore, to ask: what is the continuity between Lent and Easter? One essential link that I would like to explore is that the Resurrection, the triumph and transformation of our lives, is only possible afte...

04 06 2016

A Catholic Man’s Guide to the Sacred Triduum

“Part company with the earth and ascend to the realms of heaven!”  -St. John Chrysostom During the supreme days of the Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter), the saving work of Jesus Christ is re-presented to us in the mystery of the liturgy of the Church.  These days mark the pinnacle of the battle between good and ev...

03 24 2016

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