Claudia's Letter is a dramatic recording by Marjorie of an
authentic letter from the wife of Pontius Pilate, written while in exile after
the crucifixion. Over the years Marjorie
has performed this reading live in churches in Southern California, and due to
its popularity, it was released as albums, 4-track stereo tape
(7" reel), and cassettes. MarjorieLord.com is pleased to be able
to offer exclusively to our MarjorieLord.com visitors as a CD. To place
your order for an autographed copy, please visit the Shop
About The Recording:
Claudia's Letter is a document of
major historical significance, which had lain for centuries among other archives
in the monastery at Bruges. In the late nineteen twenties Catherine van
Dyke had rewritten the legendary account of Claudia's Letter into the English
language. Acclaimed by theologians and historians alike, it has now been reproduced
on LP and cassette to reveal a compelling drama of its time, exquisitely set
down by the woman who loved and understood the infamous Consul of Judea.
When you own this cassette, you
will be privileged to witness - through Claudia's eyes - each of the little
known and unforgettable events that preceded, accompanied, and followed the
crucifixion of Christ. You will feel - to the very depths of your own
being - the monumental compassion of Claudia for her husband, her son Pilo and
for Jesus. You will know the awesome proportions of fear, ambition,
uncertainty, and political pressure that influenced Pilate's fateful decision.
You will stand beside Claudia
through the trials and loneliness of her early marriage, her awareness of Jesus,
her entreaties to Pontius, the Verdict, and the final degradation and
humiliation which befell them both.
Rarely does the opportunity arise
for one to possess such an inspired recording. Marjorie Lord's sensitive
enactment of Claudia's Letter is accompanied by full orchestra and choir, with
original music composed to enhance even further the profound beauty of the
manuscript. To call the album a "collectors item" would be
scarcely to touch the surface of description. It is an achievement ... an
event ... an exhilarating experience. "A golden thread in the vast
tapestry of literature, art and music."
"Claudia's Letter" with Earle Hagen
”Claudia's Letter” was a
unique spoken-word album with a religious theme, based on a letter from the wife
of Pontius Pilate to a friend telling her about how Jesus Christ cured her lame
son and what terrible consequences happened in their lives after Christ was put
to death. Earle Hagen composed the music and conducted the orchestra with
good friend Marjorie Lord reading the Letter. It is a most imaginative
musical composition, and a work Earle Hagen is particularly proud of.
Claudia and Pontius
"... one of the most inspiring
Christian messages I have ever heard. It will bless the heart of every
Dale Evans (Mrs. Roy Rogers)
"We were deeply moved ... the
portrayal of Claudia by Marjorie Lord is a marvelous dramatic achievement."
Dr. Daniel A. Poling
Chairman and Editor, Christian Herald Magazine
" ... such a vivid account of the
tragic events preceding the crucifixion of Jesus that it gives the feeling that
you are there ... this recording deserves a place in the library of every
Gerald S. Bash, D.D.
Minister, First Christian Church
Santa Ana, California
To place your order for a CD of this
dramatic reading, visit the Shop page.