Wishing you a joyful Christmas and Holiday Season
and a most wonderful, prosperous New Year!
You are invited to spend an inspiring Christmas Eve
at Third Church of Christ, Scientist in NYC
at 63rd & Park Avenue.
With warm Christmas love to each of you!
December 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm
A Joyful Chaos!
Read Part 1: The Drummers and Joe
Read Part 2: Kurzweil Jeff
Read Part 3: Oy! Logistics, Permissions and Switzerland, Oh My!
Read Part 5: Drums In Church — Some Concluding Thoughts
One of my most favorite times on Sundays and special service days is my morning walk over to the church. I love to see the sun’s light starting to illuminate the church and the huge plaza with the reflecting pool that runs right by it.
Morning at The Mother Church (Tony Arruza/Corbis)
There is often a security guard somewhere along the plaza all bundled up that I wave to, and there is such peace, tranquility and beauty. Thanksgiving Day was no exception.
I always think of this phrase from a favorite hymn during my ritual walk:
“A glorious day is dawning and o’re the waking earth, The heralds of the morning are springing into birth.” 1
As those morning heralds, I like to get into the church good and early while it is still quiet. On this morning, I needed to get there even a bit earlier to get warmed up. The drummers were coming! I had to be ready!
January 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm
I’m speechless. I’ve just had an extraordinary experience with an amazing hymn. This video pretty much says it all. This past week, I had the great honor to participate in the world-wide Annual Meeting of the Christian Science church. And this year, we ALL had the distinct opportunity to feel an incredible sense of global unity through music. Check it out here on youtube!
If you want to learn more about the making of this beautiful video, check out these articles by Peter Link, from his blog, Sparks From The Fire:
1. Peter Link’s Blog Post on The Making of Siyahamba, Part 1:
2. Peter Link’s Blog Post on The Making of Siyahamba, Part 2 (Sao Paolo):
3. Peter Link’s Blog Post on The Making of Siyahamba, Part 3 (Capetown):
June 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm
For some of you, reading this on-going blog will finally be a reply to YOUR email – en masse – that you may have sent me as far back as three years ago. I have not forgotten you and I have kept your emails. Weeks, months, and even a few years have passed, and I still wish to reply to you. I can only offer my apology and give you an explanation as to what’s been going on!
But first, here’s how the blog will work: (more…)
April 28, 2009 at 5:51 am