Category Archives: Liturgy

Another Hymn for Holy Saturday

I ended up writing a second hymn on Holy Saturday after I posted the first one, and I forgot to post on here until now. It is a versified form of the Eastern Orthodox Aposticha for Holy Saturday: Lo! From … Continue reading

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A Hymn For Holy Saturday

I was reflecting on today, Holy Saturday, the Great Sabbath on which our Lord rested in the tomb after His Passion. Also, this and Good Friday are the only two days of the year where the Holy Sacrifice of the … Continue reading

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Christ the King, 2009.

So here’s the text of a sermon I preached before I was Catholic, as an Anglican seminarian for the feast of Christ the King in the year 2009. Sunday 11-22-09 Feast of Christ the King Lectionary Readings: Daniel 7: 9-14; … Continue reading

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An Easter Hymn

I wanted to write a hymn for Easter using Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones as a theme around Easter time, but inspirtation didn’t strike until yesterday. I could not decide between two tunes to use, so I … Continue reading

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New Hymns

So I got a few new hymns written or finished last week while in West Virginia. This one I was first inspired to write on Pentecost. It’s a seven-fold hymn to the Holy Spirit. Each verse deals with one of … Continue reading

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A Hymn of Biblical Proportions

So being at the Easter Vigil inspired me to write this hymn as we were going through the Old Testament readings showing the saving acts of God and typology that pointed to Christ. It ended up being 23 verses long. … Continue reading

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A Hymn for Good Friday

In class this week I composed a hymn version of the beautiful Antiphon XV from the Eastern Church’s office for Good Friday. Here is the text followed by my hymn version: Today He who hung the earth upon the waters … Continue reading

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