The seraphim above: Some perspectives on the theology of orthodox church music

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Some outstanding contributions notwithstanding, much recent scholarship in Western European languages concerning art and the sacred has been quite prolific but has generally avoided discussion of specifically liturgical music, a particular problem when dealing with the sacred music of the Orthodox Church. The present discussion aims at establishing some bases for furthering this discussion, drawing not only on recent commentators but especially commentary on the question of liturgical singing by the Fathers of the Church.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-364
Number of pages15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2015



  • Fathers of the church
  • Liturgical music
  • Orthodox church
  • Sacred music

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