This morning we began the service with the Penitential Order which includes, as an option, a recitation of the Ten Commandments (also known as the Decalogue). Having served St. James Santee for just one year now, we are still getting to know each other. To chant the Decalogue or not to chant was the question. We took the plunge and it actually sounded terrific. Well done, people!
There is something about singing words that helps them sink in more deeply. May we praise God in this way often!
"He who sings prays twice"
Attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)