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Singing At Worship

Singing At Worship

Singing in worship is one of the most important dimensions of liturgy. Singing is attractive, prays twice, gives worship vitality, forms community, reinforces memory… Let’s put to one side for another day the good statement that we don’t sing at the liturgy, the liturgy is sung, and focus on the concrete decisions we have to… Continue Reading

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Churches 4

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Churches 4

Habit 4 – Quality Music The importance of music and singing cannot be underestimated. Taizé and Hillsong are just two well-known examples that illustrate the potency of music. Singing cultures know how unifying and invigorating group singing is. If you’ve been to a sports game where supporters sing – you will know exactly what I… Continue Reading

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Gregorian Chants & Buddistic Shómyó

Gregorian Chants & Buddistic Shómyó

A dialogue of two spiritual cultures based on the musical repertoire of the Buddhist and the Christian tradition – Schola Gregoriana Pragensis & Gjosan-rjú Tendai Sómjó(Buddhist Monks from Japan). Meaningful dialogue between religions is no doubt one of the most pressing challenges of the modern world. Developments over the past few years clearly confirm what… Continue Reading

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Advent resources

Advent resources

On Pinterest, the Society of Saint John the Evangelist has just created an Advent Calendar. Brilliant! And simple! What online resources have you or your community got for Advent? Any other resources that you know about that you can also share with us in the comments area below… Amongst many other Advent resources, this site… Continue Reading

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Chant Matters

Chant Matters

Kelvin Holdsworth (Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow) writes about a weekly traditional Compline service at St Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle with around five hundred present. It starts each Sunday evening at 9.30pm and lasts half an hour. The hundreds are young. The majority are less than 25 years old. Kelvin writes: That service breaks… Continue Reading

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Missal crisis

I have previously provided some resources and reflections on the new English translation of the missal. A reader of this site pointed me to a helpful collection of links on Language Log, a site devoted to language. For the full post go here. These are the links I particularly appreciated: For a chronological overview, see… Continue Reading

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