St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino

The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, July 9th, 2017

Summer of Psalms.
There are endless reasons why I find scripture fascinating. I think sometimes we get so blinded by theology and hermeneutics that we miss that the bible is this wonderful anthology of ancient writing. In its pages we are able to read battle plans, liturgies, laws, folk lore, correspondence, blueprints, love poetry and genealogies.

This summer we will be looking at the music book of the Bible, the book of Psalms. Students will learn the differences between psalms of hope, psalms of praise and psalms of righteousness as well as which were read during worship and on the way “up” to worship. As many of the Psalms were set to music, we will also learn about the different types of stringed instruments used in the Ancient Near East and how they have influenced the music we hear today. Students will be attending a variety of concerts and may even take a trip to the Claremont Folk Museum.

All events are open to everyone, feel free to come learn and listen alongside us!

Heather Blackstone +

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