In honor of the first week of Advent, today's Music Monday will feature the all-male group Chanticleer singing O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. The volume on this haunting piece is not very loud, but it is well worth listening to.
"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark