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It is 7:55 AM, Monday, March 31, 2014. One hundred years from Peirce's death. When Peirce was read out of the academy he moved up toward Port Jervis and had dreams of turning a property there into a center from which his elocutions would span the globe. It was the same dream that was instilled in me by Dr. Wolfe. Do something different, Stephen. This doesn't work." The difference must eliminate once and for all the notion of a deity separate from reality itself. It is reality we have been trying to parse. Reality which contains mystery, within it not beyond it. The language inherited by the churches is incapable of stating the truth in the same breath with which it utters the creeds. Abba is the name Jesus gave to the one to whom he prayed. This is not the name of the deity who is nameless and therefore will not reveal a name, This deity is the very essence of everything. This deity is our potentiality. Abba is the name Jesus gave of the one who will speak to you when you address reality.

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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

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Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…