Not just suffering
The creation of a new body echoes old hostilities.
The composer sees his music as an interplay between suffering and consolation, loss and hope.
Orthodoxy's roots in Egypt and Ethiopia are ancient. In East Africa there is a younger movement: a native Orthodoxy, locally grown.
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the persecuted Orthodox Church began its resurrection. Nothing better illustrates this revival than the restoration of the cathedrals and churches.