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Today was Hobbit Day!

Frivolity: Today is Hobbit Day! It is Frodo and Bilbo Baggins’ birthday!

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Post at Biblioklept 9/18/13

Lovely post. I love the title. Might say the same thing about music. Have to think about it a while.

As entries in the “beauty” category:

Art

DaVinci LastSupper high res 2 nowatmrk

The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci

Maison-aux-escaliers

Up and Down by M.C. Escher

Trinity tikhon filatiev

Hospitality of Abraham by Tikhon Filatiev

Music

Medieval Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Antifona_Terra_Tremuit_mIV.ogg

Antifona Terra Tremuit mIV – Gregorian Chant

Renaissance Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Ypocrite-Velut_stelle-Et_gaudebit.ogg

Ypocrite / Velut stelle / Et gaudebit – XIV century, Italy

Baroque Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/ArtofFugue-Part1of2-1to12.ogg

J.S. Bach, Art of the Fugue, Part 1 of 2 – approx 39 min.

Classical Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Mozart_-_Concerto_for_Flute_and_Harp_-_1._Allegro.ogg

W.A. Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp, Allegro

Romantic Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/The_Girl_with_the_Flaxen_Hair.ogg

Claude Debussy, Maid with the Flaxen Hair – approx 2 min

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/Sergei_Rachmaninoff_-_Concerto_1_in_F_sharp_minor%2C_1st_movement.ogg

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1, 3rd movement in F-sharp minor, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff – approx 13 min

Interestingly, I could not find any Creative Commons music for composers since 1975 that fulfilled my definition of beautiful music! A fluke, or a commentary on contemporary music??

BUT, here is a gorgeous piece of music of Pascha from Serbia:

http://turtlemom3.wordpress.com/2008/05/02/christ-is-risen-beauty-and-joy-collide/

Christ God is Risen! Let us Rejoice!

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Air Force cracking down on Christians
http://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/air-force-cracking-down-on-christians/

Circuit Court Judge Bars Jewish Man from His Own Trial then Finds Him Guilty in Dispute Over Right to Wear Head Covering in Courtroom
http://eepurl.com/Far5P

So, how should Christians react to these kinds of things? Do you think these are examples of religious persecution?

Should Christians have to go “into the closet” or into catacombs? Should Jewish men have to hide their observance by not wearing tallit (with or without tzitzit [fringes]), not wearing a kippah or yarmulke? Should Jewish women have to avoid wearing sheitel or Tichel?

What do you think?

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