Welcome to the Center for Liturgy and Music! 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. Look for us on Facebook and on Twitter. We’re here to serve!
The Once and Future Hymnal Symposium:
Developments in Culture, Language, Technology and Musical Style
Thirty-five years have passed since the publication of the Hymnal 1982, after which, four supplements were approved for congregational use – Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, and My Heart Sings Out. As the Episcopal Church begins to explore hymnal revision the time has come to look at the developments in culture, language, technology, and musical styles since the hymnal was published. With that in mind, the Center for Liturgy and Music at Virginia Theological Seminary will host a symposium on October 23-24, 2017, to examine these issues. Register here.