Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Laodicea - Canon 17

The Psalms are not to be joined together in the congregations, but a lesson shall intervene after every psalm.

Psalm-singing was broken up by lessons in order to prevent weariness in the congregants.  Lest the reader think this is similar to how church meetings work today moving from one thing to the next to hold interest of a soundbite culture, the ancient songs were not your typical two-minute Praise and Worship ditties but more akin to chants of whole psalms.  This was fully orbed theology sung in its fullness.

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