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Hymn Plan from Advent through Transfiguration

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

All hymn numbers correspond to Lutheran Service Book. Some local ground rules: My congregation has two weekend Divine Services. It is our custom to sing Hymn 384 during the season of Christmas as a Sequence Hymn between the Epistle and Gospel. Yes, we celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I’m hoping to include […]

Hymns for the Rest of August and September

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

A reader lamented the disappearance of hymn selections. There now follows the hymns I have selected for Our Savior congregation for the rest of this and next month. The selections are from Lutheran Service Book. August 8/Trinity 10: 579, 644, 873/583, 729 August 15/Feast of St. Mary: 518 (st. 1, 22, 3), 670, 352/356, 933 […]

Baptism of our Lord Antiphons

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Pastor Weedon, browsing through the 1613 Magdeburg service book, found three antiphons he particularly enjoyed (free liturgical texts). He translated them here, here and here, and then pondered in his heart what it would be like to have them in English to sing. I capitulated, naturally. Here are three antiphons for use at the daily […]

Notes for Advent 2 – Luke 21:25-36

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I encourage you to read Fr. Weedon’s study found under “Advent 2”. Here are some additional quotes from various sources. Church Fathers And then shall appear the signs of the truth; first, the sign of the spreading out in heaven, then the sign of the sound of the trumpet, and the third, the resurrection of […]

A Long and Fruitful Honeymoon

Friday, July 17th, 2009

…at least productive musically. Here are the introits for the Sundays after Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, and the First-Eighth Sundays after. Hopefully we’ll remain caught up from here on out. After the completion of the summer introits I hope to begin transcribing the Alleluias & Verses for the Church Year. (I also intend to do […]