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13 July: St. Ezra (Esdras), Old Testament Prophet and some spectacular baroque musical weirdness

Today is the feast of St. Ezra or Esdras. In the 5th c. BC, the Persian Artaxerxes allowed a scribe named Ezra to return to Jerusalem to restore the Temple worship and the law of Moses.  At Jerusalem he finds … Read More

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