By Abbot Tryphon
“True art is a mirror of God’s beauty and light” God in Art and Music | The Morning Offering.
Some time ago I wrote, “some secular music sounds like it had its birth in the depths of hell”. Certainly music itself cannot come from Satan, for it is given birth from the creative mind of people. Some people, however, are influenced by evil powers, and their music, and their art, can appear as though it were from the depths of hell.
Art and Music | The Creator
We are created in God’s image, and share in a lesser way our Creator’s ability to create. However, not all art and music is good, for some is influenced by the fallen nature of man. Overcoming the impact of the fall is mankind’s true vocation, and when we act in concert with God’s will, our creative and artistic abilities reflect the beauty of God. The most beautiful music, and the most sublime art, reflect God’s creation in its most pure way.
“The connection between the human artist and his Creator God, the ultimate artist, can only be found in beauty.” God in Art and Music | The Morning Offering.
Music with foul language and harsh tones does not reflect the sublime nature found at the core of the human heart. The connection between the human artist and his Creator God, the ultimate artist, can only be found in beauty. True art and music is a reflection of the soul that is journeying into the Heart of God, and is a mirror of God’s beauty and light.
With love in Christ,
About The Brotherhood of the All-Merciful Saviour Monastery
All-Merciful Saviour Monastery is a monastery of the Western American Diocese, under the omophor of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America. The Monastery is a non-profit 501 C3 organization under IRS regulations. All donations are therefore tax deductible.
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By: Abbot Tryphon | The All-Merciful Saviour Orthodox Monastery on Vashon Island. Washington, United States
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