The editor reflects on the advantages of embroidery and works of art in enhancing worship and offers two related collects.
Volume 17 Autumn 1987
An obituary of this honorary president of the Church Service Society by W Roy Sanderson
A report of a workshop on psalm singing as part of the Annual Meeting of 1987 given by Michael Chibbett, organist of Greyfriars, with his church choir. A history of the development of chant was illustrated by examples, and the music of Reformation psalmody was explored, followed by the development of Anglican chant. Examples were given of these ancient forms in contemporary dress in the psalm settings of Father Gelineau and the simple chants of John Currie.
In a letter, a session clerk contrasts the forms of words used in inviting participants to Communion and the likely results.
The genesis of this collection and the reason behind its contents. Five categories are outlined: contemporary hymns and songs, new hymns in a traditional style, Scottish writers, songs from overseas, and forgotten favourites.
Dr Boyd at the Annual Meeting of 1878 offers the licentiate his choice: stock phrases from the (more recent) tradition of the church or the devout expressions of Euchologion.
The editor offers an order for a family service for such a festival.
Preaching Through the Christian Year, John M Turner, Mowbray