Took a whole day off today, without feeling blitzed or overwhelmed. Well, maybe still a little overwhelmed. We collected the in-laws and drove out to Clinton, Massachusetts (not far from Bolton, for those in the know), enjoying the waning colors of fall on our way out. Our destination was a Museum of Russian Icons, right there in the middle of rural Eastern Massachusetts.
We’ve been meaning to visit this museum for years. My hubby went to Russia back in the old Soviet days and saw some rather fabulous iconography there. We had no idea what to expect, but we went anyway and were not disappointed.
The museum’s collection goes back to the 1400s. I took (non-flash) photos – but of course – and tried to find some Russian liturgical music to accompany them. Do you have ANY idea how difficult it is to find free downloads of Russian liturgical music?? And, once I found it, I had to continue the search to find something that wouldn’t put me to sleep in the first two minutes. I guess glory to God is not a musically high-energy tradition in the Eastern Orthodox world. More like “Mwwwwaaaaaaaaaa zuuuuuuuuu meeeeeeeeee…” You get the idea.
I finally did find something a bit more energetic. It’s by those wild and crazy “Monks and Choirs of Kiev Pechersk Lavra,” performing their hit single: “Small Doxology.” I hope you enjoy the show!