The English Premiere of Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev’s St. Matthew Passion

The English Premiere of Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev’s St. Matthew Passion: One Audience Member’s Experience “Thy death, O Lord, we proclaim, and Thy Resurrection we confess. Alleluia, glory to Thee.” ~ St. Matthew’s Passion On Monday, February 7, 2011, the English premiere of the St. Matthew Passion by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev was performed at […]

Jared Konkle, Another Excellent Orthodox Singer-Songwriter

I was excited to discover yet another talented singer-songwriter (who also happens to be Orthodox) and have been enjoying his songs (which you can download from his Facebook Page). I’ve posted a few of his songs below. If you like his music, be sure to follow him on Facebook, and drop him a line of […]

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev’s St. Matthew’s Passion in NYC, 02/07/11

[If you are going to be at the concert and would like to write a review of it afterward, please let me know! I would love to post a review of the concert!] YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] — The English-language US premiere of the St. Matthew Passion by the renowned Russian Orthodox composer and churchman, […]

Discover Orthodox Musicians and Music Resources!

One of Protecting Veil’s main goals is to support the international Orthodox artistic community. To this end, we have begun compiling lists of Orthodox artists (musicians, writers, iconographers, filmmakers, etc.) and will continue to expand these lists as time goes on. We’re pleased to announce the publication of our first lists: Orthodox Music/Musicians, and Orthodox […]

Regina Spektor, “Laughing With”

I always liked Paste Magazine’s tagline, “Signs of life in Music, Film, and Culture.” I don’t know that anyone at Paste thinks in particularly theological ways, so I’ve been tempted to co-opt the tagline for Protecting Veil. (“Life” for an Orthodox Christian has obviously more nuanced meaning than for most people.) In any case, always […]