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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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Our Latest Blogs

May 03, 2021

A NEW SONG – Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

May 9, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17     Lectionary for Mass (RC) Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 (see 2b) 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17 “O sing a new song to the Lord, who has worked such wonders” (Ps 98:1). What does it mean […]

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Apr 26, 2021

WHERE DO YOU MAKE YOUR HOME? – Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

May 2, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Acts 9:26-31 Psalm 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32 (26a) 1 John 3:18-24 John 15:1-8 Where do you make your home? There are of course many ways to answer that question. You could respond with a street address, […]

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