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  • “Grateful” by Hezekiah Walker | Closing Music

    “Grateful” by Hezekiah Walker | Closing Music

    14/12/2020 Duração: 04min

    Closing Muisc | “Grateful” by Hezekiah Walker Performed by Aric Flemming, MDiv ’19 Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: I am Grateful for the things That you have done Yes, I’m grateful for the victories we’ve won I could go on and on and on About your works Because I’m grateful to praise you, Lord And flowing from my heart Are the issues of my heart It’s gratefulness

  • Benediction | Mark D. Jordan, Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Divinity

    Benediction | Mark D. Jordan, Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Divinity

    14/12/2020 Duração: 52s

    Benediction Mark D. Jordan, Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Divinity Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: God of ten thousand names and none, Author of words and songs and the silence from which they sound, Companion in all the changes of light, kindling or quenching: Tonight we need rest, healing, courage, clear-seeing, perhaps a little joy, hope—hope in abundance. Help us to believe again in the good we gather to do—even when we cannot gather. Show us how to keep pace with the mountains, which walk towards you no matter the winter. Bless us in each other’s faces. Bless us by living us.

  • “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” by Dolly Parton

    “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” by Dolly Parton

    14/12/2020 Duração: 05min

    “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” by Dolly Parton Julia Reimann, MDiv II and Margaret Hamm, MDiv II, vocals; Carolyn Beard, MDiv II, vocals and bass; Mary Perez, MDiv II, guitar; Madeline Levy, MTS II, fiddle; and Kate Hoeting, MTS II, banjo Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: It’s been a long dark night And I’ve been a waitin’ for the morning It’s been a long hard fight But I can see a brand new day a dawning And I've been looking for the sunshine ’Cause I ain’t seen it in so long Everything’s gonna work out just fine Everything’s gonna be all right That's been all wrong 'Cause I can see the light of a clear blue morning I can see the l

  • “Adoro te devote,” 13th-century Benedictine plainsong | Meditation

    “Adoro te devote,” 13th-century Benedictine plainsong | Meditation

    14/12/2020 Duração: 48s

    Meditation | “Adoro te devote,” 13th-century Benedictine plainsong Tianyi Yuan, MTS I, bamboo flute Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s

  • Malini Srikrishna, MTS II | From the Hindu Tradition

    Malini Srikrishna, MTS II | From the Hindu Tradition

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01min

    From the Hindu Tradition Read by Malini Srikrishna, MTS II Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: The ancient Indian or Hindu traditions are passed down by grandmothers, grandfathers, their stories and just the spirit of our ancestors. So here is a prayer my grandmother taught me. The human body is the temple of God. To kindle the light of awareness within you is to experience true light. The sacred flame in your inner shrine is constantly burning—embrace it! The experience of unity is what will enable you to find the purpose of this body, of this temple. Every season can be a season of light when we recognize that th

  • 2 Corinthians 4:6-18 | From the Christian Tradition

    2 Corinthians 4:6-18 | From the Christian Tradition

    14/12/2020 Duração: 02min

    From the Christian Tradition | 2 Corinthians 4:6-18, The Bible (NRSV) Read by Emmanuel Correa Vazquez, MDiv III Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying

  • Five Prayers: A Pageant of Formative Sounds and Souls | Meditation

    Five Prayers: A Pageant of Formative Sounds and Souls | Meditation

    14/12/2020 Duração: 05min

    Meditation | MUSIC: Xavier I. Sayeed, MTS I and Eilaf Farajallah, MTS I Five Prayers: A Pageant of Formative Sounds and Souls Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587sLife.

  • The Qur’an, Surah Nur, Chapter 24, Verse 34–35 | From the Islamic Tradition

    The Qur’an, Surah Nur, Chapter 24, Verse 34–35 | From the Islamic Tradition

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01min

    From the Islamic Tradition | The Qur’an, Surah Nur, Chapter 24, Verse 34–35 Read by Reem Shaikh, MTS II Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: وَلَقَدْ أَنزَلْنَآ إِلَيْكُمْ ءَايَـٰتٍۢ مُّبَيِّنَـٰتٍۢ وَمَثَلًۭا مِّنَ ٱلَّذِينَ خَلَوْا۟ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ وَمَوْعِظَةًۭ لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ۞ ٱللَّهُ نُورُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِۦ كَمِشْكَوٰةٍۢ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ ٱلْمِصْبَاحُ فِى زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ ٱلزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌۭ دُرِّىٌّۭ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍۢ مُّبَـٰرَكَةٍۢ زَيْتُونَةٍۢ لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍۢ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍۢ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِىٓءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌۭ ۚ نُّورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍۢ ۗ يَهْدِى ٱللَّهُ لِنُورِهِۦ مَن يَشَآءُ ۚ

  • Isaiah 60: 1-4 18-20 | From the Tradition of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    Isaiah 60: 1-4; 18-20 | From the Tradition of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01min

    From the Tradition of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | Isaiah 60: 1-4; 18-20, The Holy Bible (King James Version) Read by Joe Sorensen, MDiv III Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall

  • Regla de Ocha-Ifá, an AfroCuban Spiritual Tradition | From Traditions of the Afrikan* Diaspora

    "Regla de Ocha-Ifá," an AfroCuban Spiritual Tradition | From Traditions of the Afrikan* Diaspora

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01min

    From Traditions of the Afrikan* Diaspora | Regla de Ocha-Ifá, an AfroCuban Spiritual Tradition Chanted by Nadia Milad Issa, MTS I *Preferred spelling of the student representative. Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: Text on-screen at beginning of reading: Translations of Yoruba chants are highly exclusive to men Akpwón, an issue central to Nadia’s scholarly research. A rough translation, provided by one of their elders, of what they are singing follows. Yemayá is the Ocean and the universal mother. The Mayo is one of the names to refer to Yemayá. Oraye is the call to all people across the world to work together in community. Bambi is a

  • Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan | From Those Who are Unaffiliated

    "Pale Blue Dot" by Carl Sagan | From Those Who are Unaffiliated

    14/12/2020 Duração: 02min

    From Those Who are Unaffiliated | Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan Read by Kate Hoeting, MTS II Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: Hi everyone! I’m going to be reading a passage from Carl Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot, in which he is reflecting on the famous photo which you can see here, titled Pale Blue Dot, taken from the Voyager I spacecraft on its way out of our solar system of Earth. It’s a little self portrait, and you can see in the middle-right, sort of in that orange sunbeam, is a tiny pixel which is Earth. Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyo

  • Hine ma tov, a round from the Jewish tradition | Meditation

    Hine ma tov, a round from the Jewish tradition | Meditation

    14/12/2020 Duração: 02min

    Meditation | Hine ma tov, a round from the Jewish tradition Sung by the HDS Choir Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: Hine ma tov uma na’im Shevet achim gam yachad Translation: Behold how good and how pleasing it is for us to sit together in unity.

  • “The Light of the Spirit Never Dies” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | From the Jewish Tradition

    “The Light of the Spirit Never Dies” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | From the Jewish Tradition

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01min

    From the Jewish Tradition | “The Light of the Spirit Never Dies” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Read by Madeline Levy, MTS II Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: There’s an interesting question the commentators ask about Chanukah. For eight days we light lights, and each night we make the blessing over miracles: she-asah nissim la-avotenu. But what was the miracle of the first night? The light that should have lasted one day lasted eight. But that means there was something miraculous about days 2 to 8; but nothing miraculous about the first day. Perhaps the miracle was this, that the Maccabees found one cruse of oil with i

  • “Poem of Perfect Miracles,” by Walt Whitman | From the Traditions of Queer Spiritualities

    “Poem of Perfect Miracles,” by Walt Whitman | From the Traditions of Queer Spiritualities

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01min

    From the Traditions of Queer Spiritualities | Excerpts from “Poem of Perfect Miracles,” by Walt Whitman Read by Vivian Trutzl, MTS II Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: Why! who makes much of a miracle?  As to me, I know of nothing else but miracles,  Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,  Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach, just in the edge of the water, Or stand under trees in the woods,  Or talk by day with any one I love— or sleep in the bed at night with any one I love, Or sit at the table at dinner with my mother,  Or look at strangers opposite me rid

  • Attadiipaa Sutta (A Lamp to Oneself) | From the Buddhist Tradition

    Attadiipaa Sutta (A Lamp to Oneself) | From the Buddhist Tradition

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01min

    From the Buddhist Tradition | Attadiipaa Sutta (A Lamp to Oneself) Read by Liem Nguyen, MDiv II Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: Monks, be a lamp unto yourselves, be your own refuge, having no other; let the Dhamma be a lamp and a refuge to you, having no other. Those who are lamps unto themselves... should investigate to the very heart of things: ‘What is the source of sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair? How do they arise?’  Here, monks, the uninstructed worldling. Change occurs in this man's body, and it becomes different. On account of this change and difference, sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and de

  • “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves | Meditation

    “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves | Meditation

    14/12/2020 Duração: 03min

    Meditation | “Rainbow,” by Kacey Musgraves Taylor Donaldson, MTS II, soprano Christopher Hossfeld, piano Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: When it rains it pours But you didn't even notice It ain't rainin' anymore It's hard to breathe when all you know is The struggle of Staying above The rising water line Well, the sky has finally opened The rain and wind stopped blowin' But you're stuck out in the same old storm again You hold tight to your umbrella But, darling, I'm just tryin' to tell ya That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head If you could see what I see You'd be blinded by the colours

  • “Dark and Light” by Jacqui James | From the Unitarian Universalist Tradition

    “Dark and Light” by Jacqui James | From the Unitarian Universalist Tradition

    14/12/2020 Duração: 03min

    From the Unitarian Universalist Tradition | “Dark and Light,” by Jacqui James Read by Alex Jensen, MDiv III Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: Blackmail, blacklist, black mark. Black Monday, black mood, black-hearted. Black plague, black mass, black market. Good guys wear white, bad guys wear black. We fear black cats, and the Dark Continent. But it’s okay to tell a white lie lily-white hands are coveted, it’s great to be pure as the driven snow. Angels and brides wear white. Devil’s food cake is chocolate; angel’s food cake is white! We shape language and we are shaped by it. In our culture, white is esteemed. It is hea

  • A Winter Solstice Blessing | From the Pagan Tradition

    "A Winter Solstice Blessing" | From the Pagan Tradition

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01min

    From the Pagan Tradition | A Winter Solstice Blessing Chanted by Natalia Schwien, MTS II Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: A fire is burning The long night draws near All who need comfort Are welcome by here We’ll dance ‘neath the stars And toast the past year For the spirit of solstice Is still living here We’ll count all our blessings While the Mother lays down With snow as her blanket Covering the ground Thanks to the Mother For the life that she brings She’ll waken to warm us Again in the spring The poor and the hungry The sick and the lost These are our children No matter the cost

  • “In Praise of Fire” by John O’Donohue | From Those Who are Claimed by Multiple Belongings

    “In Praise of Fire” by John O’Donohue | From Those Who are Claimed by Multiple Belongings

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01min

    From Those Who are Claimed by Multiple Belongings | “In Praise of Fire” by John O’Donohue Read by Jessica Young Chang, MDiv II Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: Let us praise the grace and risk of Fire. In the beginning, The Word was red, And the sound was thunder, And the wound in the unseen  Spilled forth the red weather of being.  In the name of the Fire, The Flame And the Light: Praise the pure presence of fire  That burns from within Without thought of time.  The hunger of Fire has no need For the reliquary of the future; It adores the eros of now,  Where the memory of the earth In flames that lick and dr

  • “Holy Darkness” by Dan Schutte | Shining, in the Gathering Light

    “Holy Darkness” by Dan Schutte | Shining, in the Gathering Light

    14/12/2020 Duração: 03min

    Shining, in the Gathering Light | “Holy Darkness” by Dan Schutte HDS Choir with Xavier Sayeed, MTS I, guitar and bass Seasons of Light is hosted by Harvard Divinity School's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life under the direction of Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music and Ritual, and Kerry A. Maloney, Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. The full video recording of Seasons of Light 2020 can be found on the HDS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuYb9d7tCc&t=587s TRANSCRIPT: Refrain: Holy darkness, blessed night, heaven’s answer, hidden from our sight. As we await you, O God of silence, we embrace your holy night. I have tried you in fires of affliction; I have taught your soul to grieve. In the barren soil of your loneliness, there I will plant my seed. Refrain. I have taught you the price of compassion; you have stood before the grave. Though my love can seem like a raging storm, this is the love that saves. Refrain. In your deepest hour of darknes

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