Author Topic: An Orthodox Philosophy of Music  (Read 181 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Antonious Nikolas

  • Orthodox Christian, Miaphysite, Anagnostis
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,390
  • Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Bishop of Myra
    • Return to Orthodoxy
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Coptic Orthodox Church
An Orthodox Philosophy of Music
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:07:17 AM »
This article was written by an Eastern Orthodox Christian, but it's particularly relevant for the Oriental Orthodox right now.  It's a beautiful article.  A must read, really.

http://returntoorthodoxy.com/orthodox-philosophy-music-daniel-marchant/

Quote
Can there be said to be an Orthodox philosophy of music? What is the purpose of music in the life of the Orthodox Church? What would make one form of music appropriate for worship in an Orthodox context and another inappropriate? Orthodox seminarian and musicology student Daniel Marchant tackles these and other related questions relative to his studies and personal experiences in this fascinating essay...
Worship is theology, so a church which brings Evangelical and Charismatic "praise & worship" into its corporate life is no longer Orthodox.  It is, by definition, heterodox.  Those "Orthodox" leaders who make theological arguments for the incorporation of heteropraxis into the life of the Church are heretics.

http://returntoorthodoxy.com/