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The Liturgical Music Institute in New York

Now in its sixth year, The Liturgical Music Institute offers musical, liturgical and pastoral formation to both new and experienced liturgical musicians.  

Is This The Most Significant Local Church Building Project in a Generation?

A $81 million United Methodist Church with sacramental architecture, finished ahead of schedule…..

Sister Delores Dufner OSB to Receive Lutheran Award

Benedictine Sister Delores Dufner will receive the Christus Rex (“Christ the King”) award from Valparaiso University’s Institute of Liturgical Studies at its annual conference this coming week.

In the Face of Death: A Ritual for Those Present at the Moment of Dying

The Diocese of Speyer, Germany, has created a brief ritual for those accompanying the dying and present at the moment of death. Different from the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, this blessing ritual (Sterbesegen) may be used by anybody, lay or ordained.

American Guild of Organists Agrees to Eliminate Rules that Restrict Competition among Members

This will drive down prices through enhanced competition.

Pope Francis Moves Corpus Christi

The pope has not participated in the procession, to put the focus on the Blessed Sacrament rather than himself.

Cloud Hymnal — a New, Digital Worship Resource and Music Tool

Cloud Hymnal is a multifaceted worship resource that includes, for example, an ever-growing library of new and old sacred music. Some music is newly composed by the Center for Music and Liturgy at St Thomas More, and some music is newly contributed by other members of the Cloud Hymnal. Additionally, there are 25,000 public domain sacred works offered. The music is easily searched and then shared online or printed.

New Publisher/CEO for OCP

Archbishop Sample has announced the name of John Limb’s successor as Publisher/CEO of Oregon Catholic Press.

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The Hymn Society Selects a New Executive Director

The Hymn Society has selected a new Executive Director, Dr. Jan Kraybill to succeed Rev. Dr. Deborah Carlton Loftis, FHS, who will be retiring May 1. An active member of HSUSC since 1998 and a member of its Executive Committee from 2010–2013, Dr. Kraybill is a passionate advocate for the power of music to change lives for the […]

Remaining Rites for ACNA Book of Common Prayer Released

The Anglican Church in North America, the largest body of Anglicans who have left The Episcopal Church, has released additional liturgies for the proposed Book of Common Prayer to be implemented in 2019. These rites, the liturgies for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week were approved in January and mark the completion of the proposed BCP‘s […]