The Intersection of Music and Faith
I heard a fine presentation yesterday by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, Archbishop of Volokolamsk of the Russian Orthodox Church, at CUA.
The Archbishop, author of numerous monographs in theology, is also the author of many musical compositions. At the conclusion of his address, excerpts from performances of his works were shown by DVD. Bravo!
In his lecture, part of a series on the inauguration of President Garvey at CUA, Metropolitan Hilarion pointed out that genuine art serves God. He believes that religious music can also draw people to God.
There is a revival of religious music going on–at least in some quarters. Bravo!