Liturgy & Music

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February 23, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) has issued the following statement concerning inconsistencies between the Revised Common Lectionary and the Holy Week Liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer.

The statement was...

December 9, 2011

By: The Public Affairs Office

Note: The following contains Episcopal Church lingo and terms. Check the websites listed at the end for full explanations. The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) has updated and posted new educational materials and resources online, offering easy access and free...

July 25, 2011

Kenny Lewis grew up Pentecostal and admits he hated the first Evensong he attended. But at age 17 he fell in love with the Episcopal Church, singing at one of Alabama's largest parishes, studying with its organist and being confirmed in the church.

Lewis worked at Disciples of Christ and...

July 13, 2009

A resolution to add "Rachel's Tears, Hannah's Hopes: Liturgies and Prayers for Healing from Loss Related to Childbearing and Childbirth to the Enriching our Worship" series of supplemental prayer book materials has moved to the House of Bishops for consideration.

Rachel's Tears includes...

October 10, 2008

For Gordon Turk, the organ is a musical instrument that transcends everyday realities. "I think that you must have a sense of eternity in order to play the organ," he says. "It transcends ordinary time."

 

Even young people not reared in the tradition of great organ concerts, or...

August 7, 2008

During the Eucharistic prayer, she felt compelled to accept Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior, a visitor told me on a recent Sunday.

That is not the way we talk around here. It's not the way she talks, either, and she was almost embarrassed to hear the words coming out of her...

May 9, 2008

While the 40 days of Lent seem to linger on interminably, Easter for many people seems to come and pass all too quickly.

In an effort to extend the celebration of the Resurrection, Episcopalians are beginning to reintroduce the ancient custom of observing Stations of the Light, or...

April 2, 2008

Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio, will honor musician and liturgist Daniel Hathaway on Sunday, June 29 at its 10 am service as he concludes his 31-year of ministry as Canon for Music, Art and Worship.

The celebration, open to all, will include a festival Eucharist at which Hathaway...

May 9, 2007

Noted soloist Horace Clarence Boyer, who has directed countless singers in choirs, ensembles and workshops and who edited the Episcopal Church's African-American hymnal "Lift Every Voice and Sing II," had an operation on his throat recently.

His rector says good-will cards and messages...

April 3, 2007

Along with thousands of other people, I recently examined the first page of the Coptic text of the Gospel of Thomas from Codex 2 of the Nag Hammadi Library on loan from the Coptic Museum in Cairo in an exhibit called In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 at the Smithsonian's Sackler...

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