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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

SUBMIT A SONG 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 […]

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Our Latest Blogs

May 23, 2022

UNITY – Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C May 29, 2022

NOTE: Click here for a reflection on the Ascension of the Lord, which many communities observe on the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Revised Common Lectionary Acts 16:16-34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 John 17:20-26     Lectionary for Mass (RC) Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 97:1-2, 6-7, 9 (1a, 9a) Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20 John 17:20-26 […]

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May 16, 2022

NEVER ALONE – Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C

May 22, 2022 Revised Common Lectionary Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22 – 22:5 John 14:23-29   Lectionary for Mass (RC) Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8 (4) Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 John 14:23-29 When speaking or writing to a friend or family member who has experienced the loss of a loved one, have […]

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