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Within these pages you will find tools and resources to enliven the music, liturgy, and preaching in your parish. We subscribe to the belief that worship is the first priority of the Church, and that imaginative, transforming worship leads a congregation toward effective discipleship and into mission, whether across the street or across the world. So, whether you are looking for an answer to a particular question, need a consultant to come to your parish or diocese, or want to take an online course in liturgy, this is the place for you.

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Ask Ambrose

Dear Ambrose: My church is not set up to live-stream services. Is there a resource that lists live-streamed services in the country? Thanks for asking that. There are two sites that list live-streamed worship: The Digital Church Guide (www.digitalchurchguide.com) lists services in English. Iglesia En Vivo (www.iglesiaenvivo.com) lists service in Spanish. If your church is…

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Ask Ambrose

Dear Ambrose: Is there an online resource with The Book of Common Prayer, Enriching Our Worship, etc? Yes there is! Go to www.episcopalcommonprayer.org. Here you will find The Book of Common Prayer (in English, French, and Spanish), Trial Use Marriage Rites, Enriching Our Worship 1-6, The Book of Occasional Services (the revised 2018 version), Lesser…

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Lenten Hymns as Anthems

Lent will be here before we know it. Here are suggestions for using hymns as anthems. H82= The Hymnal 1982 LEVAS-Lift Every Voice and Sing II WLP=Wonder, Love, and Praise MHSO=My Heart Sings Out The First Sunday in Lent 150 (H82) “Forty days and forty nights” Stanza 1: unisonStanza 2: treblesStanza 3: tenors and bassesStanza 4:…

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Ask Ambrose: Burying the Alleluia

Dear Ambrose: I have heard that some churches “bury the Alleluia” before Lent. What gives? #dreadinglent Dear Dreading Lent, As you probably know, the Church abstains from saying or singing Alleluia during the season of Lent. This goes along with simpler adornments in the church and eliminating flowers, thus emphasizing the penitential nature of Lent.…

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