Psalm 118 & The Easter Vigil

To my mind and heart, there is nothing like hearing the Psalms in the original Hebrew. There are many rich renditions stemming from Christian devotion, and they are particularly apt for the death and resurrection themes of the Easter vigil. The Psalms, however, are steeped deep in the Hebrew tradition and are the crucible ofContinue reading “Psalm 118 & The Easter Vigil”

Replacing Cornerstones – a subversive action!

The music of  Psalm 118 celebrates turned tables – two well known phrases “The steadfast love of the Lord endures forever” and “The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone,” appear here. This alludes to something of the subversive nature of lived out faith.  “Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order andContinue reading “Replacing Cornerstones – a subversive action!”