Jan
10

How to Get Competent Musical Leaders (Benedict Sheehan)

Addressing the Crisis:  Part II of the Musical Culture in Crisis series. Benedict Sheehan, The Music Stand (Ancient Faith Blogs) 06 January 2016 Orthodox church music in America is collapsing. What can we do? The first step is simply to recognize that a collapse is taking place. However, Read more…

Jan
09

Episode 20: Priest – Know Thyself (an interview w/ Fr. Gregory Jensen)

"Know Thyself" by Fr. Anthony Perkins Good Guys Wear Black (AFR Podcast) Fr. Anthony interviews Fr. Gregory Jensen about the need for priests to know themselves.   Read more…

Jan
05

Episode 19: Advice on Chanting … for Priests

Advice on Chanting - for Priests  (Ancient Faith Radio) Fr. Anthony Perkins, 05 January 2017 In this episode, Fr. Anthony shares some advice on how to build a good relationship with choir directors and chanters, talks about the need to have and work towards a vision of parish worship, and e Read more…

Jan
04

The Need for Competent Musical Leaders (Benedict Sheehan)

A Musical Culture in Crisis Benedict Sheehan, The Music Stand (Ancient Faith Blogs) January 2, 2017 The longer I spend working in church music—conducting, singing, rehearsing, teaching, composing, arranging, copying, stapling, along with the myriad other things I do as a full-time c Read more…

Dec
27

Podcast Episode #18: Ten Suggestions for Chanters

Good Guys Wear Black (AFR), 27 December 2016 Fr. Anthony Perkins In this episode, Fr. Anthony gives ten suggestions, ranging from practical advice on how to pass the liturgical baton to the need for humility and attentiveness—that will help chanters and singers witness to the peace, harmony, and Read more…

Dec
21

On Reader’s Services (with thanks to Fr. John Whiteford)

St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary On Services without a Priest Presentation for Distance Learning Residency, Autumn 2016 Modified from Fr. John Whiteford's excellent site to match local practices. +++ In case a priest is not available, with his blessing or that of his bishop, deacons, Read more…

Dec
16

An Orthodox Seminary in Toronto – it’s well worth checking out!

The Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College: Rigorous Orthodox Studies in a Full-Service University Setting History For nearly ten years, the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College in Toronto (OSTT) has been one of the best kept secrets in the North American Church. The school was Read more…