An Illustrated Oratorio with photography and music by Swami Kriyananda
Welcome and thank you for joining us for our annual performance of Swami Kriyananda's Oratorio, Christ Lives!
This version of Christ Lives! includes footage from a 2008 performance of the Oratorio in Palo Alto, California, together with a slideshow of photographs by Swami Kriyananda.
Swami describes how the music came to him as he meditated at sacred sites while on pilgrimage in the Holy Land in 1983. While there, he experienced the deep inspiration of Christ as a living presence and wrote each piece from that uplifted state of awareness.
The photographs were taken by Swami during that same pilgrimage and include: David’s Tomb; the grotto of St. John on the island of Patmos; the Church of the Dormition (where the Virgin Mary is believed to have died); the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem; the river Jordan in Galilee (where Christ was baptized); the Church of the Agony in Gethsemane; the place of Christ’s crucifixion in Golgotha; and Mt. Tabor (where Christ’s transfiguration is said to have been).
We pray that the blessings of this sacred music may uplift you throughout this Easter season.
Presented by Ananda Music Worldwide & Ananda Sangha Worldwide