THE BISHOP AND THE RABBI PONDER THE PSALMS
It was an evening of music performed by several choirs interspersed with comments about the psalms as Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen and Rabbi Jeremy Parnes continued their public discussions in areas of mutual interest. This time it was the psalms, specifically psalms 100,29,92, ,126,150,33 and 27 in that order.
Seated on chairs placed ahead of the steps leading to the sanctuary, they were angled so they could face each other and still be seen by the 150 people seated in the main body of the Cathedral.
The two alternated reading the psalms and explained the psalmists’ intent. After each reading one of several choral groups performed music and lyrics.
The Leo Morgan Community Choir with Parnes as Cantor led off the evening engaging the audience with their first piece. The Leo Morgan Community Choir is really the Choir of the Beth Jacob Synagogue. In a telephone conversation, the Rabbi explained Leo Morgan is a...Read More