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Oratio: Contemporary Celtic Poems

by The Order of Dionysis and Paul

Oratio - Contemporary Celtic poems by members of the Order of Dionysis and Paul. In this edition the poems are read by their authors with musical accompaniment.
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Album Notes
This collection of spiritually evocative poems composed by members of the Order of Dionysis & Paul, a religious order within the Holy Celtic Church living the contemplative life whilst dwelling in the secular world, contains a wonderful distillation of spiritual memories, dreams and reflections concerning the path of Christian spirituality.

The community of this enigmatic order consists of men and women dedicated to the inner life of the soul and the work of spiritual development. They quietly follow the commandment of Christ who instructed awakening souls to “Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven.” This they do, neither seeking the limelight nor hiding in the shadows, simply engaging in the work of spiritual regeneration through the practice of Prayer and Meditation.

Read by their authors, and set to music. these poems resonate
universal truths relevant to the souls of all people and all ages.

If you wish to learn more about this contemplative order
and its work see: http://www.ecclesiasticaceltica.org/odp.html

ALSO AVAILABLE
The book from which this collection of poems was selected, ORATIO – a collection of inspired verse, prayer and reflections by members of the Order of Dionysis & Paul.

Title: ORATIO:
softcover, 247pp. 40 b/w illus.
ISBN 13: 978-0-9573715-0-7
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lofthouse

... an out-of-the-way production on all kinds of levels ...
This album is a recording of prayers and reflections written and recited by members of a Christian contemplative order called the Order of Dionysis and Paul.

The beauty of many of these tracks is that the sound and timbre of the authors' voices seem to hold the quality of their poetry as much as the poems themselves. It's a curious thing that in many years of devoted listening it has never occurred to me that the voices of truly affecting performers are affecting precisely because the very sound of their voices hold, in potentia, all that the speaker/singer has in their being to say.

I hear artlessness, in the best possible sense, in the works on this CD; they do not have the feel of having been written for the purpose of publication, dissemination or recording. Rather, they have the sound and feel of personal utterance.

It is to the listeners benefit however, that these very personal pieces have been committed to the digital highway; there are reflective reveries and remembrances, there are inner dialogues of near visceral self-remonstrance (is this Morrissey in the cloisters?), a beautifully lit flight of fancy in an old church, travelogues of the soul and a dozen or so, usually brief, love-letters to God.

These latter, models of brevity, are my favourites; most are little more than a minute long and yet seem to capture the full compass of divine love; each speaks unselfconsciously to, or of, the Divine, without regard for external effect. Fanciful fellow that I am, I believe their economy reflects the fact that they are the sighs of lovers; when one is with the Beloved, how much is there one can say? Of course, poetry comes easily to the newly-in-love, and each encounter with God is always new :-)

A final word must be said in acknowledgement of the musical arrangements that accompany the performers; the music on each track accents, reflects upon and supports the spoken content. The musical backings are bespoke for each piece and reflect a gamut of styles from Gregorian sounding chant, through madrigal-like instrumentals to synth-based tracks that modulate in a musical (rather than synthetic-wash) fashion. Hats of to the musicians involved.

This is an out-of-the-way production on all kinds of levels; I came to it as a consequence of a meditation course I attended that turned into an on-going group. The course was based explicitly upon a book written by the Prior of the Order of Dionysis and Paul - Allan Armstrong (Notes on Meditation) who was also the chief conspirator in putting this album together.
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lofthouse

This is an out-of-the-way production on all kinds of levels ...
This album is a recording of prayers and reflections written and recited by members of a Christian contemplative order called the Order of Dionysis and Paul.
The beauty of many of these tracks is that the sound and timbre of the authors' voices seem to hold the quality of their poetry as much as the poems themselves. It's a curious thing that in many years of devoted listening it has never occurred to me that the voices of truly affecting performers are affecting precisely because the very sound of their voices hold, in potentia, all that the speaker/singer has in their being to say.

I hear artlessness, in the best possible sense, in the works on this CD; they do not have the feel of having been written for the purpose of publication, dissemination or recording. Rather, they have the sound and feel of personal utterance.

It is to the listeners benefit however, that these very personal pieces have been committed to the digital highway; there are reflective reveries and remembrances, there are inner dialogues of near visceral self-remonstrance, a beautifully lit flight of fancy in an old church, travelogues of the soul and a dozen or so, usually brief, love-letters to God.

These latter, models of brevity, are my favourites; most are little more than a minute long and yet seem to capture the full compass of divine love; each speaks unselfconsciously to, or of, the Divine, without regard for external effect. Fanciful fellow that I am, I believe their economy reflects the fact that they are the sighs of lovers; when one is with the Beloved, how much is there one can say? Of course, poetry comes easily to the newly-in-love, and each encounter with God is always new :-)

A final word must be said in acknowledgement of the musical arrangements that accompany the performers; the music on each track accents, reflects upon and supports the spoken content. The musical backings are bespoke for each piece and reflect a gamut of styles from Gregorian sounding chant, through madrigal-like instrumentals to synth-based tracks that modulate in a musical (rather than synthetic-wash) fashion. Hats of to the musicians involved.

This is an out-of-the-way production on all kinds of levels; I came to it as a consequence of a meditation course I attended that turned into an on-going group. The course was based explicitly upon a book written by the Prior of the Order of Dionysis and Paul - Allan Armstrong (Notes on Meditation) who was also the chief conspirator in putting this album together.
Read more...