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Apr 25, 2022

The Untold Story of Erik Routley and “The Summit Choir Book”

Nancy L. Graham The Summit Choir Book is little known outside of the Benedictine monasteries which use the book. I first became aware of it from a rather bland and perfunctory article on Erik Routley on Wikipedia. Disappointed with searches on used-book sites, a visit to worldcat.org directed me to the Benedictine nuns at the […]

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Mar 16, 2022

2022 Song Search

As part of The Hymn Society’s ongoing commitment to the enrichment of congregational song, and in anticipation of the 2022 conference, “Sing the World God Imagines,” the Executive Committee has announced a search for a new song.  The winning entry will be premiered at our 2022 conference in Washington D.C.  This search honors the role […]

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Our Latest Blogs

Jun 27, 2022

KEEPING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 9, Year C; Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (RC)

July 3, 2022 Revised Common Lectionary 2 Kings 5:1-14 or Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 30 or Psalm 66:1-9 Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20   Lectionary for Mass (RC) Isaiah 66:10-14c Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 (1) Galatians 6:14-18 Luke 10:1-9 (10-12, 17-20) With suffering and injustice looming all around us on such an overwhelming […]

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Jun 20, 2022

FREEDOM FOR LIFE IN THE SPIRIT – Third Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 8, Year C; Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (RC)

June 26, 2022 Revised Common Lectionary 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 or 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 or Psalm 16 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62   Lectionary for Mass (RC) 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21 Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 (see 5a) Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Luke 9:51-62 As both Canada and the United States […]

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