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St. Basil the Great: . . . a psalm is the work of angels, a heavenly institution, the spiritual incense. - Orthodox Church Quotes
“A psalm implies serenity of soul; it is the author of peace, which calms bewildering and seething thoughts. For, it softens the wrath of the soul, and what is unbridled it chastens. A psalm forms friendships, unites those separated, conciliates those at enmity. Who, indeed, can still consider as an enemy him with whom he …