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Apr 12, 2021

REFLECTIONS ON “CATHOLIC HYMNODY AT THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH: AN AID FOR EVALUATING HYMN TEXTS”

In an article published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song, liturgical scholar, musician and composer Jan Michael Joncas takes a close look at a memorandum on hymn texts sent to members of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops in December 2020 by the Chair of their Committee […]

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Mar 23, 2021

The Hymn Society – 2021 Hymn Tune Search

As part of The Hymn Society’s ongoing commitment to the enrichment of congregational song, and in anticipation of the 2021 conference, “Singing Welcome?”, the Executive Committee has announced a search for a new hymn tune. The winning entry will be premiered at our 2021 all-digital conference. For this search, six recent Fellows of The Hymn […]

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Apr 12, 2021

BECOMING WITNESSES – Third Sunday of Easter, Year B

April 18, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Psalm 4:2-4, 7-8, 9 (7a) 1 John 2:1-5a Luke 24:35-48 What made the early disciples of Jesus such convincing witnesses of his resurrection? Think about it. An itinerant rabbi executed in the most […]

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Apr 05, 2021

ONE HEART AND SOUL – Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

April 11, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 (1) 1 John 5:1-6 John 20:19-31 What difference does the resurrection make? When we Christians speak about Jesus, we often stress the importance of his teachings, his deeds […]

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