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Hymns from the Morningland

Being Translations, Centos and Suggestions from the Service Books of the Holy Eastern Church

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Author: John Brownlie
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,567 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.4
LoC Category: BV
Downloads: 674
Added to site: 2009.07.22
mnybks.net#: 24770
Genre: Religion
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rade of society) it has yet one-tenth which differs, and it is that tenth which causes trouble. Such hymns are used at services extra ecclesiam,--at meetings, church schools, colleges, and monasteries, or at any other non-canonical service. They are, as a rule, set to attractive music, often by eminent musicians. The translation of two hymns from the fore-mentioned collection by Bishop Nektarios, are included in this volume at pp. 183-6.

So, even in the department of hymnody, the Greek Church is showing no signs of falling away, and, although she refuses to admit modern productions into her Church services, and adheres to the hymns of her early hymn-writers (an attitude, by the way, very similar to what we in Scotland maintained until very recent times, when psalms alone were permitted in our canonical services, to the exclusion of all hymns), she has yet a band of hymn-writers who uphold a noble succession, and keep adding to her treasury of praise, encouraged in their gracious work by the co

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