Description: Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of Desmond Doss, a Christian army medic who refused to bear arms due to his religious beliefs, despite facing immense pressure and ridicule. Doss was awarded the Medal of Honor after he single-handedly saved the lives of more than 75 comrades during the Battle of Okinawa. Nick Thomm reviews the film,
O Emmanuel: Sacred Music to Prepare for Christmas (Part 3, 2 segments)
Description: We’ll continue our series with JJ Wright, looking at his sacred choral work that guides audiences on an emotional Advent journey from darkness to light.
JJ Wright is a GRAMMY award-winning pianist, conducter and composer. As a member of the US Naval Academy band, he played for foreign dignitaries and high-ranking officials. He holds a masters of Sacred Music from Notre Dame and is working on his doctorate. He is currently studying at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome and interning with the Sistene Chapel Choir. Visit jjwrightmusic.com.