He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Something Different

Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli saved polyphony from Trent's whip, or so the rumor goes. It's my favorite sing-along for the Ordinaries sine filioque, and I sing all parts (not simultaneously). I've included here only the Gloria.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

No Rollovers, Please

Thank goodness that Goldman Sachs didn't roll over for the sanctimonious senatorial mediocrities.

In view of my aversion to writing anything longer than one sentence, I'll just let you read a couple of things with which I agree on this issue:

Peter Schiff's take on the issue.

Holman Jenkins' take on the issue.

As I've mentioned before, Jenkins is the smartest columnist at the WSJ.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Deja Vu?

I predict success for this outreach effort. The preconditions for serious dialog are few, substantial, and achievable. I'm especially heartened to see Bp. Wantland's presence.

Met. Jonah's OCA will be the future face of American Orthodoxy, and Moscow's on board.