A unique weekend session combining meditation and the music of Bach was held last month at a Catholic church in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture.

As some 20 participants listened to the German composer's Toccata and Fugue in D minor during the first session of the two-day program, the Rev. Takehiro Kunii said, "Bach's music gives expression to movements in our soul we cannot describe."

Later the participants took in lectures about the teachings of Jesus Christ, read the Bible and listened to more Bach music, such as St. Matthew's Passion.