Re: [liturgy-l] Digest Number 911
- The use of a hymn after the blessing/dismissal is surely purely
untilitarian - it gives the opportunity to - for example - take the
ablutions, and get the altar party out of the sanctuary in a 'tidy'
In Anglicans circles it might be noted that the Lincoln Judgement of
1890 allows hymns so long as they do not interfere with the integrity of
the liturgy. With the possible exception of the sermon hymn the
customary placing of the hymns in an Anglican service usually cover some
other action such as the Gospel Procession and the offertory.