New Podcast: Homily Chat!

Two priests, two countries, one topic!

Join myself 🇨🇦 and Fr. Michael Liliedahl 🇺🇸 as we have a conversation about the upcoming Sunday readings and discuss all things ‘homilies’! We are broadcasting on Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as making the audio podcast available.

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Episode number 1:

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Jesus Christ is Risen Today (Video & MP3)

In this time of isolation I thought it would be good to gather together as best we can to create some music. So I put the call out to put together a virtual choir to sing the classic Easter hymn, Jesus Christ is Risen Today. The arrangement was written by Bridget Olver, who also sings a couple of parts.

I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume and beauty of the submissions! Wow. People are so incredibly talented.

Download the MP3 here.

Thank you to all who sent me videos! I hope you enjoy this rendition of this hymn as much as I did producing the video. Easter blessings to you all during this time!

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See my other Church music videos here: Church Music Playlist (YouTube)

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VIDEO: O Sacred Head Surrounded (Church Music)

O Sacred Head Surrounded is hauntingly beautiful and deeply moving. I find that sacred hymns like this draw me so much more deeply into the mystery of the love of Jesus Christ poured out on the Cross.

Blessings to all of you during this Holy Week, which is definitely a strange one this year!

(Yes, this video is me, times four. I used some compositing magic in Final Cut Pro X to put me into the frame multiple times, and had a lot of fun doing so!)

What’s your favourite church music? Let me know below!

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See my other Church music videos here: Church Music Playlist (YouTube)

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VIDEO: O God Beyond All Praising (Church Music)

Here is my latest hymn video! “O God Beyond All Praising” is my all-time FAVOURITE hymn. The lyrics by Michael Perry are profoundly moving and match up so beautifully with Gustav Holst’s epic Jupiter music (Thaxted). It was sung at my ordination to the priesthood and sends chills up my spine when I hear it!

I had fun producing this music video (and using some visual effects choir trickery at the same time). I hope you enjoy it!

Click here to download the MP3.

Licensing info:
“O God Beyond All Praising”
Words: Michael Perry
Words Copyright 1982 The Jubilate Group (Admin. by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188). All rights reserved. Used by permission. License no. WB2020-02

The lyrics are phenomenal. I recorded the two verses that speak to me most:

O God beyond all praising,
we worship you today
and sing the love amazing
that songs cannot repay;
for we can only wonder
at every gift you send,
at blessings without number
and mercies without end:
we lift our hearts before you
and wait upon your word,
we honour and adore you,
our great and mighty Lord.

Then hear, O gracious Saviour,
accept the love we bring,
that we who know your favour
may serve you as our king;
and whether our tomorrows
be filled with good or ill,
we’ll triumph through our sorrows
and rise to bless you still:
to marvel at your beauty
and glory in your ways,
and make a joyful duty
our sacrifice of praise.

What’s your favourite church music? Let me know below!

And if you enjoyed this, please do give it a share; it really helps with the way that YouTube lists videos for people to watch. Thank you!

See my other Church music videos here: Church Music Playlist (YouTube)

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VIDEO: Hail, Holy Queen, Enthroned Above (Church Music)

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us! She is the model disciple of her Son, Jesus, and has so much to teach us!

There are so many wonderful Marian church hymns, and this is one of my favourites. I hope you enjoyed this multipart choir and harmony, with some orchestra pieces added in; I enjoyed making it!

(Yes, this video is me, times four. I used some compositing magic in Final Cut Pro X to put me into the frame multiple times, and had a lot of fun doing so!)

What’s your favourite church music? Let me know below!

Click here to download the MP3.

What’s your favourite church music? Let me know below!

And if you enjoyed this, please do give it a share; it really helps with the way that YouTube lists videos for people to watch. Thank you!

See my other Church music videos here: Church Music Playlist (YouTube)

Thanks for watching!