• Church History
    Western Church the custom of those in the Eastern churches of singing Psalms and hymns. Once the Empress Justina, in a quarrel with Ambrose, sent troops to enforce her will. The soldiers, finding Ambrose praying and singing with the congregation, joined in the singing and the Empress gave up her attack...
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  • Defining Words Project
    altogether. Whether or not any specific examples remain for us, music was certainly included in the worship of the New Testament church. Paul encouraged the churches at Ephesus and Colossae (Eph.5:19 and Col.3:16) to “keep teaching and admonishing each other with psalms (psalmois), hymns (humnois...
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  • Divine Office
    , processions, etc.), by chant (responsories, antiphons, hymns), by diversity of ministries (bishop, presbyter, deacon, reader, psalmist, etc.), and by psalmody that was limited and select rather than current and complete. That is, the psalms were not read continuously according to their numerical order...
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  • Reverend
    . As a spirit being, you are “tuned in” to hear the voice of God. Let God’s Word Dwell in You Richly The apostle Paul instructs the early church to sing three kinds of songs, namely psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Colossians infers that the pre-condition for singing psalms, hymns and...
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  • History
    Roman Church. He permitted only what is expressly commanded by the Bible. Both, however, made the sermon the main thing in the church service. Both provided for congregational singing; but Luther stressed hymns while Calvin emphasized the Psalms. In addition Calvin had a different view from Luther...
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  • The Story of Worship
    Courts with Praise: Old Testament Worship for the New Testament Church (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993). [ 11 ]. Ibid. [ 12 ]. Elmer Towns, Putting an End to Worship Wars (Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman, 1997). [ 13 ]. Gen 4:3-5. [ 14 ]. Jared Jackson, “Why Was Cain’s Sacrifice Rejected...
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  • Study of Colossians 3
    what your thoughts on these verses are. Verse 16 reads: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Ephesians 5:19 (starting with the second half of v.18...
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  • music history 1 review
    musical performance of psalms was a good thing d) When he was moved more by the song than by what was sung he believed it was SINFUL e) “… I am inclined to approve of the custom of singing in church…Yet when I find the singing itself more moving than the truth which it conveys, I confess that this is...
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  • Saint Thomas Aquinas
    school of philosophy, which was long the primary philosophical approach of the Catholic Church. He is considered by the Catholic Church to be its greatest theologian and one of the thirty-three Doctors of the Church. There have been many institutions of learning named after him. Biography Early...
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  • Ughukzgkjh
    , “singing tunefully a wedding hymn; then came in dancing girls, some attired as Nereids, others as Nymphs.” Now a curtain was drawn back revealing statues of Cupids, Dianas, Pans, and Hermae holding torches in silver brackets. While they were admiring this, “veritable Erymanthian boars” were served...
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  • Calvinism
    an effective way of ‘spreading’ the message. All matters relating to worship came from the Scriptures - so psalms took the place of hymns in services. Calvin was a strong believer in behaving as God wished. Immorality was severely condemned but to begin with the consistory was not an effective body...
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  • Blah
    celebrations of the Old Covenant. The Church continues and develops this tradition: “Address... one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart.” “He who sings prays twice.”21 1157    Song and music fulfill their function as signs in a...
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  • The Psalmist
    section on prayer in his Institutes. Luther and the Lutheran Church retained the singing of the whole liturgy, and a large body of Protestant hymns are in fact prayers. This should not surprise us. Human beings both laugh and weep. Laughter is the incipient form of sung praise, as weeping is the...
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  • The Magisterial Reformers
    liturgical prayers which remained to be said in Latin. The formal decision was more of formal ratification of a change to the Lutheran faith, as the preaching and singing of hymns in the Catholic churches had been in Swedish already for long time. The Worship Order and Texts for the Church Year are...
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  • Catholic Church
    responsible for writing the Vulgate, which is the Latin Scripture that became the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church. Ambrose was a Roman aristocrat who became bishop of Milan. Ambrose is responsible for writing some of the earliest hymns that were to be used in congregational use. Ambrose hymns...
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  • Psalm 63
    life of the early church, it was highly valued and Psalm 63 was prescribed for daily public prayers. It was a psalm of King David, whom the Bible described as “a man after God’s heart”. He was a great warrior and music composer. As a king, he secured Israel’s borders and established a royal...
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  • Three Fables
    religious poem [b] 5. Unaccompanied choral singing is called __________ style. a. folk b. strophic c. vernacular d. a cappella [d] 6. Psalm tunes were approved for singing in church by the followers of __________. a. John Calvin b. Martin Luther...
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  • Ministry
    is to be thankful in ALL situations of life, but this is exactly what we’re called upon to do several times in the Bible.  1) This was a favorite theme of the Apostle Paul… After telling the Ephesians to speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in...
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  • dfggb
    met in basilicas (imperial buildings); later they built and dedicated churches.    -  The clergy grew in numbers. During this era, they began to wear special clerical clothes. The need for liturgical books grew. At first, the church allowed much variety according to the region one lived in. But in...
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  • Role of Music in Christian Worship
    , “Singing is the sign of the heart’s joy. Thus Saint Augustine says rightly, ‘Singing is for one who loves.’” Music moves people, and this notion follows that human emotions, joy and love, can effectively drive the action of singing. It can be said that music’s function as an impacting mental and...
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