Sunday, July 27, 2008

St Athanasios on Music

Just as we make known and signify the thoughts of the soul through the words we express, so too the Lord wished the melody of the words to be a sign of the spiritual harmony of the soul, and ordained that the canticles be sung with melody and the psalms be read with the canticles.

Letter to Marcellunus, Saint Athanasios the Great (d 373)

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