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CTK Story Hour

CTK Story Hour

By Christ the King School
Students, teachers, and families of Christ the King Catholic Classical School in Kansas City, Kansas enjoying stories read aloud by our pastor, Father Nick Blaha.

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Season One: The Children's Homer, being none other than the story of Odysseus and the tale of Troy
Season Two: The Adventures of Pinocchio

Enjoy Willy Pogany's astounding illustrations of Homer here:
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Pinocchio - BAD LADS (Episode 7)
Pinocchio makes a noble effort to live his promise to the Fairy, but false friends lure him away with a promise of a sight of the great Dogfish. A few narrow escapes save him from becoming a tasty catch himself. Theme music: Aleksandr Winkler, String Quintet, Op. 11 (for 2 violins, 2 violas, and cello) - III. Andante semplice    Intermission: The Lewandowski String Sextet, Op. 5 - I. Allegro assai (1904)    Licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) via Musopen (www.musopen.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials.
45:10
July 14, 2022
Pinocchio - TOMB STONE (Episode 6)
Pinocchio foils the pole cats' shameful scheme and earns his freedom, only to discover that the Fairy is dead. A search for his papa on the high seas leads him to his mama instead. Theme music: Aleksandr Winkler, String Quintet, Op. 11 (for 2 violins, 2 violas, and cello) - III. Andante semplice. Licensed under Creative Commons via Musopen (www.musopen.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. Intermission: Johannes Brahms, String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 - III. Allegretto molto moderato Pinocchio's Lament: Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, Op. 46 - II. Aase's Death Licensed under CC BY 2.0.
41:48
May 04, 2022
Pinocchio - WATCH DOG (Episode 5)
Unable to let go of the chance to a shortcut to his fortune, Pinocchio again falls into the hands of the Fox and the Cat , and is trapped like a polecat. Theme music: Aleksandr Winkler, String Quintet, Op. 11 (for 2 violins, 2 violas, and cello) - III. Andante semplice. Licensed under Creative Commons via Musopen (www.musopen.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. Intermission: Antonin Dvorak, String Quintet No. 3, Op. 97 - III. Larghetto
31:55
April 07, 2022
Pinocchio - LIAR LIAR (Episode 4)
A mysterious Child rescues the puppet from a terrible fate. Theme music: Aleksandr Winkler, String Quintet, Op. 11 (for 2 violins, 2 violas, and cello) - III. Andante semplice. Licensed under Creative Commons via Musopen (www.musopen.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. Intermission: Arvo Pärt: Vater unser (arr. J. van Rijen for trombone and string ensemble)
35:48
March 19, 2022
Pinocchio - FIRE EATER (Episode 3)
Pinocchio finds some new company--some more genial than others.   Theme music: Aleksandr Winkler, String Quintet, Op. 11 (for 2 violins, 2 violas, and cello) - III. Andante semplice. Licensed under Creative Commons via Musopen (www.musopen.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials.   Licensed under CC BY 2.0.
32:08
March 14, 2022
Pinocchio - NEW FEET (Episode 2)
Pinocchio and Gepetto reunite, and find the puppet some new feet (along with something to eat). Theme music: Aleksandr Winkler, String Quintet, Op. 11 - III. Andante semplice.  Intermission: P.I. Tchaikovsky, String Sextet in D Minor ''Souvenir de Florence'', Op. 70 - III. Allegro Moderato, by the U.S. Army Strings. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. 
28:38
March 12, 2022
Pinocchio - IT BEGINS (Episode 1)
This is the first episode of Season Two of the Christ the King Story Hour. Join us for the wild path from puppetry to boyhood in this classic tale! Theme music: Aleksandr Winkler, String Quintet, Op. 11 (for 2 violins, 2 violas, and cello) - III. Andante semplice. Licensed under Creative Commons via Musopen (www.musopen.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials.
23:06
March 10, 2022
The Children's Homer - Part II, Conclusion
Odysseus takes up his bow and proves himself a worthier warrior than the wooers of his wife. He at last unmasks himself, takes revenge on his enemies in a brief but furious battle, and is reunited with his beloved wife Penelope and his father Laertes.  All media courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
41:11
September 20, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 11 & 12
Odysseus has the best of a fellow beggar in a fair fight, spurred on for the amusement of his wife's wooers. Face to face with Penelope, he assures her that hope is still alive for her in spite of her despair.
27:51
August 10, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 9 & 10
Odysseus reunites with his son, Telemachus, but remains in disguise while he returns to his house accompanied by Eumaeus the swineherd. There, he is met with touching recognition by Argos his hound, but shocking insult by Antinous, the most insolent of Penelope's suitors.
22:52
June 29, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 7 & 8
Odysseus, having concluded his tale, is given transport by the Phaiacians to the island of Ithaka. There, concealed by Athene under the appearance of a beggar, he stays in the company of one of his own servants, the swineheard Eumaeus, whose tale Odysseus asks to be told.
21:01
May 18, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 5 & 6
Odysseus continues the tale of his trials, recounting how they were within sight of Ithaka when jealousy and resentment creates even greater misfortunes. Their journey brings them onto the island of Circe, the Enchantress, and past the song of the Sirens and the terrible monsters of Scylla and Charybdis where all is nearly lost.
34:50
May 16, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 3 & 4
After being treated to games and a feast, Odysseus reveals his identity to the Phaiacians, and begins to recount his trials and sufferings with the story of their landing on the Island of the Cyclopes.
34:50
May 13, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 1 & 2
Hermes brings the will of Zeus to the island where Odysseus is stranded, and he makes his way by sea toward home. He can't get far before he is wrecked on the Island of the Phaiakians.
21:50
May 07, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 21 to 23
Helen concludes her sorrowful tale of Hector's death and funeral, and Telemachus resolves to return, at last, to Ithaka.
15:08
April 30, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 19 & 20
Achilles and Hector meet for their final confrontation before the walls of Troy, and Priam, guided by Hermes, visits Achilles in his camp.
15:45
April 27, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 16, 17, and 18
Thetis obtains a great favor for her son from Hephaistos, the metalsmith, Achilles re-enters the war with Troy, and Helen recalls with many tears the final days of Hector.
19:37
April 26, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapter 15
Patroklos, wearing the armor Achilles in battle, forgets his promises, and the greatest of the Greeks is stirred to revenge by a tragic turn in the battle before the walls of Troy. Music credits: -|- Song of the Volga Boatmen - Kevin MacLeod -|- Starfire - John Michel Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
14:22
April 18, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 13 & 14
The Greeks and Trojans fall into battle, many great warriors are wounded. Though Achilles is unmoved,  Patroklos takes desperate mesaures to save the Greeks from doom.
21:04
April 13, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 11 & 12
Agammemnon mortally insults Achilles, who refuses to fight any longer; despite the King's generous offer, and attempts by Odysseus and others to change his mind, Achilles resolves to quit the war in seething anger.
19:44
April 12, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 9 & 10
King Menelaus tells Telemachus of what tidings the Ancient One, Proteus, has of Odysseus, and of the great warrior Achilles.
15:05
April 12, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 7 & 8
Telemachus and his guide, Peisistratus, ride to the great halls of Nestor and Menelaus, where they at last meet Helen for whom the Greeks went to war.
16:23
April 07, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 5 & 6
With Athene's help, Telemechus prepares for his voyage, and sets sail with his young companions to the singing of the minstrel of the Tale of Troy.
13:35
April 07, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 3 & 4
Penelope is struck by a new vigor in her son Telemachus, and the council of Ithaka takes the side of the wooers.
16:39
April 06, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 1 & 2
Odysseus is called away, and Telemachus his son grows into manhood. He meets a mysterious stranger at the gate of his home, and explains to him why his house has been overrun by suitors to his mother.
13:60
April 05, 2020