I heard from our local priest in Margate (UK) that it was during the 40 days after the resurrection when our Lord Jesus Christ gave the disciples, the Church i.e. its rites, traditions and prayers.
At least I think that’s right.
But it would have taken years for Jesus to give the disciples all the different hymns and teach each of them all the tunes, melodies and seasons. So the hymns must be a disciple creation which is not original…
… or at least not from God.
Then why is it we use them, honor them, and generally spend so much time and effort into them, and include them in all our prayers, services etc. if God did not hand them over to us?
Personally, I find them quite difficult to grasp and to learn, and also find many lesser deacons and trainees around me despair and give-up on the faith due to the troubles of the hymns – some don’t have the gift of knowing and learning music readily.]
I’d rather filter the replies to this post – only non-experts – because I feel a teacher ‘mo’allem’ would give a very defensive reply and I’d like to hear what other people have to say before this thread, bursts with replies.
I know some administrator will probably ban me for filtering the replies – or at least at least attempting to do so, even though I have no real authority to do so.
Not boasting, but I’m pretty good at ‘alhan’ but not everyone is musically able etc. so that’s why I’m posting this.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not a missionary out to destroy hymns, and purge music from the Church but, I’m curious.
Please don’t give negative replies – I’m sure I’ve made some mistakes or invalid points in this post, send them via messages if you must.