From the May/June, 2014 issue of Touchstone
A Tudor Tutorial by Ken Myers


A Tudor Tutorial

In churches that retain the regular singing of the Sanctus, worshipers are reminded that their song of adoration—"Holy, holy, holy"—is sung with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven. Our earthly worship echoes the harmonious praise of a heavenly host. In Christian theology, not just formal worship but the whole of creation has often been understood as a musical expression with heavenly sources. David Bentley Hart has observed that,

According to Gregory of Nyssa, creation is a wonderfully wrought hymn to the power of the Almighty: the order of the universe is a . . .

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