Liturgical Music in Music Therapy Practice

a PhD thesis summary by
Severina-Maria Oprea

Liturgical music is a language that must be learnt so that through it, man can address God; it is not a purpose in itself, but a means of facilitating the human ascent beyond art, a means of transcending what is concrete in order to reach the immanent world, the only world that is not perishable. The equivalent of such spiritual level is the catharsis, which bestows upon people a state of well-being, of healthy body and soul.

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With thanks to the Isidor Todoran Doctoral School of Orthodox Theology, Cluj-Napoca.