Versions of the Phos Hilaron

The Phos Hilaron is one of the earliest church hymns noted in the Apostolic Constitutions (3rd or 4th cent.) It has been sung in various tunes and translations in almost every corner of the church from the Byzantine vespers to Chris Tomlin. Here are a number of  modern versions that I've run across: Uptown Anglican... Continue Reading →

Sufjan Stevens – The Transfiguration

There aren't a lot of songs that wonder on the transfiguration (Matt 17).  Sufjan Stevens has a wonderful one and I've heard that a few churches have used this in worship.  David Crowder covered the song and I just heard there is an EP coming out soon from City Church with a symphonic/choir version of it.... Continue Reading →

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