Art and Faith

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Yelena Cherkasova. The Nativity. undated

The Nativity

Yelena Cherkasova

undated

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Vasili Nesterenko. Christmas. 2004

Christmas

Vasili Nesterenko

2004

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Vladimir Borovikovsky. The Nativity of Christ. early 19th century

The Nativity of Christ

Vladimir Borovikovsky

early 19th century

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Merry Christmas to my Roman Catholic and Protestant friends. We Russian Orthodox people have two more weeks to prepare for the feast. Have a wonderful day and enjoy a day off with your families.

Bog bloagoslovit! May God bless!

BMD

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Friday, 14 November 2008

Silent Night as Sung by Muslim Magomayev (Honoured Artist of Russia) and His Wife Tatiana Sinyavskaya

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It’s time to start thinking of the Nativity season and it’s time to prepare for American Thanksgiving (our Canadian friends already had theirs in October),¬†which¬†means that it’s time to think of getting ready for Christmas on 7 January. So, I was looking for two musical pieces to tack on the front page for the duration of the holiday period. I chose this piece, sung in English by THE BOSS HIMSELF, the late great Muslim Magomayev (Honoured Artist of Russia) (Westerners didn’t call him the “Russian Sinatra” for nothing) and his wife, Tatiana Sinyavskaya. Reflect on the fact that they are not singing in their native languages and that this video was made in late Soviet times. Before 1991, the first shoots of the present revival in Russia were showing, and this video’s proof of that.

A lovely and blessed Nativity season to all of you.

BMD

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