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Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration in the new Western calendar. It’s an old feast, with old traditions. The following is one of the oldest anthems for the day, written by a contemporary of Augustine. All Ye Who Seek … Continue reading

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Tradition is a wonderful thing for running things together. In church last week we sang a version of “Sleepers, Awake,” the text and music for which were written by Philip Nicolai in the 1590’s. But nobody thinks of Nicolai when … Continue reading

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