Feb 03 2008
February 3, 2008. Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord, Righteous Simeon and Anna
Wow, has the learning curve ever been steep! It is only by God’s grace and our supreme foolishness, probably, that Anaphora Press has finally officially launched. What began as a fond personal dream – to create a place where finely-crafted writing and church music and art could be appreciated, tastefully published, and made accessible to the faithful, has finally become a reality, in its own small way. Glory be to God!
And thanks be to all the singers, writers, and web-people that have helped bring it all into being!
Who knew it would take THIS MUCH WORK to publish a book and a CD, and set up a website? My poor family might feel like they’ve got a wife/mom back in the evenings instead of a computer-screen-slave, which I’ve been since October.
As I’ve begun to hear “Cherubika” played on Ancient Faith Radio and have gotten some really lovely and heartfelt emails from listeners and readers, I realize it is all SO worth it. Not only does it warm our own hearts, but we feel like a lot of the wonderful giftedness we’ve been bathed in is finally seeing the light of day. The music of Fr. Lawrence Margitich and the wonderful St. Seraphim choir as well as the newly-formed Cherubika are all going much further out into the world, the poetry Christopher has labored over for years is finally finding its readers, and in the coming months some of the great painters and writers we’ve been inspired by will also be highlighted.
So here we go….. I’m hanging on for the ride!