TCC Playlist: Caroling at Ephesus by The Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles

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“Caroling at Ephesus,” recorded by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is our newest choice for music to carry us through the days of Christmas. A review by Melissa Musick and listen after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Sufjan Stevens

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Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens is an Anglo-Catholic. He said in an interview with Quietus, “I think the Good News is about grace and hope and love and a relinquishing of self to God.” Read more and listen to this Advent hymn after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: From This Valley by The Civil Wars

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The Civil Wars

“O Jesus carry me.”

JJoy Williams got started as a Christian recording artist. The Civil Wars, Joy Williams and John Paul White, broke up in 2014, but we’re still singing their Gospel duet from “Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us.” Listen here & support our site.

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TCC Playlist: Joseph and Mary by Natalie Merchant

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Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant was raised Catholic but drifted from the Church at 11 when her mother married an atheist. She discovered gospel music and Mahalia Jackson at 18 and said, “That kept the door open for me. Good news in bad times.” She has since returned to her faith and recently spent time in a cloistered convent in Spain writing music for liturgical texts. Listen after the jump:

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