Welcome to this series of online seminars on hymns and hymnody, led by the Rev’d Canon Giuseppe Gagliano, Canon for Lay Ministries in the Diocese of Quebec. We will be exploring what hymns are, why they are significant, and how they can guide us in Christian life. In each session, we will also look more closely at particular hymns to get a deeper sense of their meaning and purpose.
These seminars will run every Wednesday at 2:00 pm EST (for about 45 minutes in length) from July 22nd to August 26th, focusing on the following themes:
July 22 – Part I – Hymnody Basics
July 29 – Part II – Devotional Hymns
August 5 – Part III – Seasonal Hymns
August 12 – Part IV – Eucharistic Hymns
August 19 – Part V – Missional Hymns
August 26 – Part VI – Eschatological Hymns
We will be using Zoom to host these seminars. Simply download Zoom, and click here to join the seminar. If you have any questions, please send a note to [email protected] We look forward to seeing you there.
If you are a keener and would like a bit of hymn homework before each seminar, listen to the following links:
For Part II – Devotional Hymns
- “Amazing grace” (Tune: NEW BRITAIN)
- “When I survey the wondrous cross” (Tunes: ROCKINGHAM, HAMBURG)
- “All creatures of our God and King” (Tune: LASST UNS ERFREUEN)