Liturgy & Music

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March 26, 2007

It's been a few months since he's visited me, but I know one of these days there'll be a call and, "Sir may I come over?" I know he'll come and sit with me, talk about his work with the poor from his state of Orissa, have lunch with me and then disappear for a while again.

I call him Mr...

June 30, 2006

General Convention approved switching to the Revised Common Lectionary, new rites-of-passage liturgies, additions to Lesser Feasts and Fasts and a discussion about the appropriateness of “open communion.”

Churches will begin using the Revised Common Lectionary the First Sunday of Advent...

April 30, 2006

I agree that American church music could be better (“The British are coming!” December). There are a number of realities working against this, one of which is the gutting of music education in the American schools. Another is the American insistence that the marketplace prevail.

The...

November 30, 2005

It’s the quintessential Anglophile Christmas fantasy: a single, pure treble voice intoning the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City to begin the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. For many Americans who hear the Kings College service live each Christmas Eve on public radio, this broadcast...

November 1, 2004

At Trinity Episcopal Church in Escondido, Calif., Sunday school begins, as many do, with a Bible story.

This day focuses on the Parables. But there seems to be a problem. As the Narrator begins, she notes that, according to the dictionary, a parable is “an untrue story.” How can an...

July 31, 2003

The church should continue to collect and prepare culturally diverse rites and music for use in various settings to advance the goals of 20/20, the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Worship cognate committee voted Friday.

The committee also voted to recommend adopting a new set of liturgies for...

July 28, 2003

Sunday is traditionally when Episcopalians gather for worship. The principal weekly worship service is the Holy Eucharist, also known as the Lord's Supper, Holy Communion, or Mass. In most Episcopal churches, worship is accompanied by the singing of liturgical, meaning that the congregation...

May 16, 2002

In response to General Convention resolution A066, the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is developing a pair of questionnaires that will provide more data on the congregational worship life.

The first questionnaire will identify current patterns and practices in Sunday worship...

January 29, 2002

'We have two seasons at St. Gregory's: Easter and Easter Coming,' the Rev. Richard Fabian told the opening session of 'Good News for Holy Week,' a week-long conference on planning liturgies for mission and spiritual growth, based upon that parish's Holy Week experience.

Held January 10...

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