O Little Town of Bethlehem / Obikhod Tone 6 mash-up

Listening to the Byzantine-styled version of O Come, All Ye Faithful that I posted reminded me that I always meant to see if I could crank out one or two more. But I have been in an OCA church for the past two years, and my Byzantine chanting is even rustier than it used to be. It occurred to me however that I might as well do Russian chanting the same damage I…

O Come, All Ye Faithful — the Byzantine remix version

I originally posted this song in December, 2010, but I actually get requests for it every year, so I’ll re-post it. Yesterday, at the end of the service, we sang “O Come, All Ye Faithful” as a recessional, and one of my godsons opined that maybe if we chanted it in Byzantine Tone 2, it would fit into the service better. That sounded like a request to me, so … behold. In…

More happy feet

If you’ve been checking out my Facebook page for this blog, you’ve already seen this. Just some great dancing, and I like that they seem to be having so much fun. I read that this is a husband and wife team. Good stuff. I don’t seem to be able to stop watching it, and I see something new every time.    

Today’s ‘awww’ moment

Just a bit of cute. A roving reporter in Indianapolis came across a clatch (a herd? a group? a quack?) of baby ducks that had fallen down a storm drain. Well, what what you do? Especially with worried Mom Duck padding about. These are the little things that still make you think maybe we’re not so bad as a species after all. Duckling photo: <a href="123RF Stock Photos“>123rf.com