Johann Sebastian Bach

Today on the  Daily Office  calendar at the Mission of St. Clare we are treated to a Feast Day for Johann Sebastian Bach.

It is not often that a musician is celebrated during daily prayer, so it is special.  I think back to how many times I have heard Bach played on a church organ, or his music arranged for an orchestra.  He was a musical genius. Today, don’t only read about him, listen to him.  There are millions of possibilities online (see the You Tube video as a jumping off place).

Collect for the Day:

Almighty God, beautiful in majesty, majestic in holiness, who have shown us the splendor of creation in the work of your servant Johann Sebastian Bach: Teach us to drive from the world the ugliness of chaos and disorder, that our eyes may not be blind to your glory, and that at length everyone may know the inexhaustible richness of your new creation in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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