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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Visitors and Hymns

St. Bartholomew's welcomed anticipated visitors Takeji and Kyoko today, come all the way from Yokohama for several days' stay in Seattle, returning home tomorrow. It was a pleasant surprise to hear them singing right along with the rest of the congregation, as if they'd been singing these same hymns all their lives.

Maybe they have been -- but a small issue came up with one of the hymns: #780. Some of our old hymnals have little to nothing of "supplemental hymns" beyond 600, others ended at various numbers higher than that, I think up to 730 or 750, but only the new hymnals had #780. Perhaps we need a little push to completely fill out the service books.


  • At 5:47 AM, Blogger J. Gordon Anderson said…

    You can buy brand new 1940 Hymnals with the liturgical supplement from the Church Hymnal Corporation in New York. Our parish was just given a whole set by a generous parishioner.

  • At 6:26 PM, Blogger Continuing Home said…

    Thank you. We have been purchasing them as donations come in, but I'm not sure of the source.

  • At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Fr. Daniel said…

    Bill, thank you so much for bringing your sweet Japanese friends, Takeji and Kyoko, to Church. I was very touched to hear their enthusiastic, unabashed singing! It also gave me a clear view of the catholic Church: people of every race and tongue, worshipping the Most Holy Trinity, One God, in perfect harmony.

  • At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Fr. Daniel said…

    Bill, thank you for bringing your lovely Japanese friends, Takeji and Kyoko Toyoda, to our Parish! It was very nice to meet them, and I was moved to hear their enthusiastic, unabashed hymn singing.

  • At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Fr. Daniel said…

    oops, I posted that twice. sorry.

  • At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Fr. Daniel said…

    We have also been getting our Hymnals from Church Hymnal Corporation. They have a monopoly on the 1940 Hymnal, but unfortunately they haven't bothered to bind the books properly. I have had to repair many of them myself, as the binding was separating from the pages.


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