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  • More facts on singing NOT being in the Bible
    • Ken Sublett (Login Ken.Sublett)
      ConcernedMembersMadison
      Posted Mar 25, 2012 1:23 PM

      A disciple doesn't dabble with dogma: the music wars are battles between human preferences which proves that people want to SILENCE the word as it has been written for our learning. It should never be "can I, can't I?" but what is truth. Church like most of society runs on mythologial "history." Another bit for the disciples (only). You will notice that singing A hymn was primarily for the clergy which opperated a Cathedral as a naval or portal to the gods and even when present, the congregation was only spectators. Churches have honed that to perfection with worship teams (a blasphemy) say "watch us and do what we do then you will be worshiping." They have their reward.

      Hastings. Encyclopedia.Religion.Ethics.html

      There was also an early vigil from cockcrow to dawn kept by 'all monks and virgins,' and by some lay-folk also. Of course the devotions at the central holy place of Christendom were more generally attended than elsewhere and more elaborate in form, including already four daily services at least. But the account gives us clear insight into the way in which worship became more specialized and developed. And by a good deal of evidence from the last quarter of the century we can ' fix the period A.D. 350-375 as that of the introduction of daily public evening and morning prayers into the Eastern Church, followed a few years later by that of Milan.'

      As regards forms of devotion dating from the 4th cent., NEITHER the morning hymn (Gloria in exceltis) nor the evening one tor instance, seems then to belong to public service . The former appears in varied contexts (e.g., after the Biblical Canticles or 'Odes' in the Codex Alex.); and in the Eastern Church it is part of the Daily Office (Lands), while in the Western it is in the Mass whither most prized forms tended to gravitate. Once, however, both perhaps were part of the worship of an ascetic community.

      The evening hymn, like another vesper hymn, ' Hail, gladdening light', referred to by St. Basil1 as already ancient, may originally have been a thanksgiving 'at the lighting of the lamps' either in the home or at an Agape,' passing later into use among ascetics , like the table-prayers of the Didache into de Virg. xii f. In this last the Gloria is part of the virgin's praise ' towards dawn .'* Closely connected in feeling and ideas with the Gloria, and perhaps with its fellow vesper hymn (Te deeet laiu), is the best known Latin hymn, the Te Deum, now traced to Nicetas of Remesiana, who as living on the road between the East and West would naturally feel the influence of Greek models . Nicetas in his works ' On Vigils' and ' On the good of Psalmody' illustrates further the similarity of ideals of private and corporate devotional hours in East and West c. A.d. 400 ;4 and he was one of the pioneers of the newer feeling which allowed hymns other than those in Scripture, the Psalter above all, to form part of corporate Christian worship , though the prejudice against this died hard.' The authority of St. Ambrose, who himself wrote hymns for public worship, had no doubt great influence. The musical difficulty to their more general use was a real one. It was in monastic circles, then, that hymns proper took real root, and from their daily offices passed in the later Middle Ages into the Breviary of the ordinary clergy.

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