Hymnody Seminars

Welcome to this series of online seminars on hymns and hymnody, led by the Rev’d Canon Giuseppe Gagliano, Canon for Lay Ministries in the Diocese of Quebec. We will be exploring what hymns are, why they are significant, and how they can guide us in Christian life. In each session, we will also look more closely at particular hymns to get a deeper sense of their meaning and purpose.

These seminars will run every Wednesday at 2:00 pm EST (for about 45 minutes in length) from July 22nd to August 26th:

July 22 – Part I – Hymnody Basics – Slideshow (Audio below begins at 42 seconds)

July 29 – Part II – Devotional Hymns – Slideshow (Audio below begins at 21 seconds

August 5 – Part III – Seasonal Hymns – Slideshow

August 12 – Part IV – Eucharistic Hymns
August 19 – Part V – Missional Hymns
August 26 – Part VI – Eschatological Hymns

We will be using Zoom to host these seminars. Simply download Zoom, and click here to join the seminar. If you have any questions, please send a note to ggagliano@quebec.anglican.ca. We look forward to seeing you there.


If you are a keener and would like a bit of hymn homework before each seminar, listen to the following links. Hymn numbers refer to the Anglican Church of Canada’s hymnal Common Praise (1998).

For Part II – Devotional Hymns

For Part III – Seasonal Hymns

For Part IV – Eucharistic Hymns

For Part V – Missional Hymns

For Part VI – Eschatological Hymns