Monday, April 25, 2011

Franz Joseph Haydn's "Creation," Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, Janice Chandler-Eteme, Richard Clement, John Relyea, Gilbert Levine

Something to accompany this story — Faith in God Begins With Creation, Says Pope:
    "Is it really important to speak also of creation during the Easter Vigil? Could we not begin with the events in which God calls man, forms a people for himself and creates his history with men upon the earth?"

    "The answer has to be no," he stated. "To omit the creation would be to misunderstand the very history of God with men, to diminish it, to lose sight of its true order of greatness."

    "The sweep of history established by God reaches back to the origins, back to creation," the Pontiff explained. "Our profession of faith begins with the words: 'We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.' If we omit the beginning of the Credo, the whole history of salvation becomes too limited and too small."

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