George Whitlock
"O Gentle Light officially started back in the late eighties by a novice named Justin from Saint Herman Monastery in Platina California. Justin left the show when he was transferred to Saint Herman Monastery in Alaska. Eventually a nun called Mother Sophia took over playing the music and voicing the readings. According to Mother Sophia, the idea was to create something really different, something unique like no other show on any station. O Gentle Light is a show on Ancient Christianity also known as Eastern Orthodox Christianity, something many aren't even aware exists here in the West. It's Christianity in its most ancient form. Many of the spiritual texts were written hundreds of years ago. Stories about Saints often date back to the time of the catacombs and the persecution of Christians which led to martyrdom. Most of the music is imported and chanted in Church Slavonic, as well as other languages.