Saint cecilia (latin: sancta caecilia) is the patroness of musicians it is written that as the musicians played at her wedding she sang in her heart to the lord her feast day is celebrated in the latin catholic, eastern catholic, anglican, and eastern orthodox churches on november 22 she is one of seven women,.
Repeatedly critical voices within the arts declare that the legend of st cecilia is one of the most famous of all the accounts of the ro- man martyrs in truth, the story of her life is far less known among a non-critical public than is the frequent association of her name with music, an association insisted on by several decades of.
A song for st cecilia's day, 1687 by john dryden stanza 1 from harmony, from heav'nly harmony this universal frame began when nature underneath a heap of jarring atoms lay and could not heave her head the tuneful voice was heard from high arise ye more than dead then cold, and hot, and moist, and dry. St cecilia is one of the most famous of the roman martyrs, even if the familiar stories about her are apparently not founded on authentic material according to johann peter kirsch, while it is a pious romance, like so many others compiled in the fifth and sixth century, the existence of the martyrs, however,.
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St cecilia: saint cecilia, one of the most famous virgin martyrs of the early church and the patron saint of music. Only the name of st cecilia remains on the traditional date many ancient martyrs , who presented serious historical difficulties, were also suppressed when the calendar was revised not because it can be affirmed that these saints did not exist but because their existence is not substantiated by considerable and convincing.