God So Loves the World:
Meditations on the Cross, Creation and Hope
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“God So Loves the World: Meditations on the Cross, Creation and Hope” is a CD of meditations and music that was produced by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts (www.stpaulboston.org).
From the liner notes:
This year our country’s commemoration of Earth Day, celebrated each year since 1970, coincided with Good Friday, a confluence that won’t occur again until 2095. Mindful of the opportunity, I asked the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, long a witness to the importance and sacredness of creation, to offer meditations at the Good Friday service of St. Paul’s Cathedral. I invited her to speak from the deepest place of her faith, imagining she would tap into both her deep passion and commitment to the stewardship of the Earth, but also her experience as a spiritual director, retreat leader and seminary teacher.
The service was extraordinary. Any fears that Good Friday and Earth Day were incompatible soon vanished. Margaret’s meditations were insightful, deeply grounded in faith, and I believe had a relevance far beyond that liturgy on that day. With some financial help from Bishop Cederholm, we’ve put together a CD of that day to share. We’ve included a brief sample of the music that day which was beautiful and haunting, Margaret’s meditations, and a humpback whale “song” we played immediately after her second meditation. (In our planning we decided not to restrict ourselves to music created by humans.)
My hope is that the music, both human and animal, and Margaret’s meditations, will help you hear God as we did that day.
- Jep Streit, Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Celebration Season, 2011
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