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Letters to AO

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Letters from 19 to 25 April 2010

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Ngaala Maaman Waangk

Surely Leonore Parker (noted in the News Centre as newly ordained in the Diocese of Grafton, laus deo) must have been misquoted by her local paper. As a former student of Nungalinya College in Darwin she must know that the Scriptures have been proclaimed every day for many years in many Australian Aboriginal languages. Translators have worked faithfully, productively and in enormously difficult circumstances, under the aegis of the college and elsewhere, for many years; and they have produced and published verified (i.e. doubly re-translated) versions of the Scriptures which are of critical importance to the life of Anglican and other Christian people of Australia.

Vivienne Hayward
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
19 April 2010

Hymns modern and not so modern

Our current building was dedicated on April 14, 1887. They sang the following hymns according to a newspaper article dated April 15, 1887.

Hymns No. 556, 528, 202

Might you be able to tell me what hymnal was in use by the US Episcopal Church in 1887 and if possible what hymn titles and tunes go with the numbers listed?

Robert Sabourin, Organist - Choir Director
Trinity Episcopal Church, Bay City, Michigan
Midland, Michighan
20 April 2010

(Editor: It is most likely that a US Episcopal Church in 1887 would have used The Church Hymnal (US), 1871-1874. That document identifies your hymn numbers as follows: 556: There is sound of rejoicing; 528: I heard the voice of Jesus say; 202: The Church’s one foundation.)

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Earlier letters

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