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Saint of the Day: St. Cosmas Melodos

The tragedies and sufferings that mark the lives of so many of our revered saints seemed fortuitously to have been lacking in the life of Kosmas the Melodos, despite the fact that he was an orphan who might at best have lived and died in obscurity if he had not had the good fortune to be adopted into the right family.
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Saint of the Day: St. Romanos the Melodist

...This was the case in the early sixth century, when church music was the only sound of any consequence, of a man named Romanos, whose inspirational gift of composition was beautiful but his voice was, unfortunately, quite harsh.
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