Reflections on TS Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral – 5 MP3 Series


Recorded in Sonoma, California in 1989. This is a 5 part series consisting of five  downloadable MP3 audio files totaling 110MB and approximately 3 1/2 hours in length.


In Murder in the Cathedral T.S. Eliot is exploring the role of the church in modern society. In these reflections, Gil Bailie asks the question, “What is the church for?”

As a social institution acting in history the church is fallible and bears the same limitations as all social phenomena. It has served worldly interests, has soiled its hands, has passed off the temporal for the eternal. In this sense one may await and demand from the historic church repentance, the recognition of its sins and of its partial betrayal of Christ.   – Nicolai Berdyaev

Knowing that the church is a far cry from what it ought to be, is itself a far cry from knowing what it ought to be.

This is a 5 part series consisting of five downloadable MP3 audio files.

Listen to an excerpt:

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The text of Murder in the Cathedral is available on Amazon.

In this 5 part series Gil Bailie makes reference to a number of items including: