Exclusive psalmody congregations of the world - Google Maps

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Carolann

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Updated WPCUS church listing- The Virginia Church no longer exists

Here's the present list of WPCUS churches- the one in Virginia doesn't exist anymore. WPCUS

You've made some pretty neat maps! It's nice to know that there are so many EP churches out there.

Carolann
 
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Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
Wow. When the pins are so big in relation to the maps, it looks like the world is full of EP churches.
Yes, the pins are quite big. I have reduced them all by 10%, but I still wonder if I should make them even smaller. Still thinking on this.
 

Pergamum

Ordinary Guy (TM)
I believe the GJPI Papuan denomination, a mission church of the ZGG in Holland (Zending Gereformeerde Gemeenten), is Psalms only.

But I can't read Dutch and am only extrapolating from some of the locals.

Zending Gereformeerde Gemeenten (ZGG)


A history of Christianity in Indonesia - Google Books page 373 of this google book.

Zending Gereformeerde Gemeenten (ZGG)

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That would be the left side of PNG, i.e., Indonesia. Mostly Wamena and a litle south.
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
Thanks, Pergie. I may need some help if I am going to include the Dutch-speaking congregations. Perhaps I can find a Dutch-speaking collaborator to help me with this aspect of the project. But anyway, it is great to have this information - a welcome addition to my vision for this project.

Tim's appeal: is anyone willing and able to help me include EP churches in the Dutch-speaking world?
 

scottmaciver

Puritan Board Sophomore
Tim,

Many thanks for this valuable resource.

Just to add that there are still a few Church of Scotland congregations on the Isle of Lewis that are exclusive Psalmody:

Kinloch Church of Scotland
Crossbost Church of Scotland
Uig Church of Scotland
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
Thanks very much. I am glad to be able to have some idea on which congregations in the Free Church of Scotland remain EP.
 

scottmaciver

Puritan Board Sophomore
Tim,
These are 'Church of Scotland' congregations I was referring to not 'free Church' congregations.

All the Free Church congregations in Lewis are exclusive Psalmody and as Richard Tallach mentioned earlier on in this thread, there won't be many Free Church congregations at least as yet who are no longer exclusive psalmody.

Blessings,
Scott
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
Oh. Thanks for clarifying. I'll be sure to make this distinction. Thanks so much. I only just assumed.... :)
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
Thanks, Kevin. I am glad to include the Dutch Reformed denominations. It is now on my list of things to do!
 

TexanRose

Puritan Board Sophomore
Tim,

Perhaps it would be useful if you clarified what is meant by exclusive psalmody. I believe that the PRC, NRC, and HNRC all sing a couple of things from outside the 150 psalms, like doxologies and the song of Mary, for instance. If this is "close enough" then yes, there are quite a few Dutch Reformed EP churches.
 

ADKing

Puritan Board Junior
If you include the Dutch Reformed churches, a distinction (if possible) between EP with instruments and without might be useful.
 

Peairtach

Puritan Board Doctor
Quote from Ben
Wow. When the pins are so big in relation to the maps, it looks like the world is full of EP churches.
It's not quantity but quality that counts.:lol: Having said that, it is always important to remember to have our hearts forgiven and cleansed, as well as have the right form of worship.

Soon, by God's grace, we'll have the international nation the Israel of God, singing from the same hymn sheet, including that great and glorious national anthem Psalm 72, to the tune " Effingham".
 
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Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
Tim,

Perhaps it would be useful if you clarified what is meant by exclusive psalmody. I believe that the PRC, NRC, and HNRC all sing a couple of things from outside the 150 psalms, like doxologies and the song of Mary, for instance. If this is "close enough" then yes, there are quite a few Dutch Reformed EP churches.
By EP, I meant that a congregation would only sing from the 150 Psalms of the Bible, between the call to worship and the benediction. I hope everyone who replied with suggestions answered accordingly. I'll have to research this now!

If you include the Dutch Reformed churches, a distinction (if possible) between EP with instruments and without might be useful.
Yes. That shouldn't be too difficult. Thanks.
 
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Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
It is soon to be put up. I have put this off because I wasn't sure how I was going to sift through the congregations given the "decision". Is there any easy way to determine which congregations are still EP? I know that most will be but since there was a "decision", this obviously means that there are those in the denomination who will not be EP any more. Or am I assuming the worst here?

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Or should I wait until things have settled? The website mentions nothing about which churches have or might change their practice. I could try to discern this from the plenary comments included on the website, but that would require me to match each commenter/pastor's name with the corresponding congregation....
 

TexanRose

Puritan Board Sophomore
You know what would be neat? A map like this, but with congregations that use the Scottish Psalter.
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
That shouldn't be too hard, Sharon. Stay tuned. I am now developing a blog that will have all sorts of this kind of "advanced" listing. I envision a listing/maps page that categorizes the congregations based on the Psalter they use.
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
I have made a number of updates to the church listings. The listings are organized on my blog, listed below in my signature. I have posted additional information on my progress in the original post, since this is a sticky thread. Information is flowing in and I have lots of work to do!
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
Thanks, brother. I do appreciate it. I was just on your site earlier today.
 

BertMulder

Puritan Board Junior
I am dutch born and raised. I may be able to help. Generally, all conservative reformed churches, whether in the Netherlands or elsewhere, use the Church Order of Dordt, which will allow for some minor hymn usage, and as such are not strictly EP. That is also the practice in the PRCA (do not see them listed anywhere...)

Will pose the question on the dutch forum refoforum.nl

http://refoforum.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10500
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
To what are you referring specifically, Sean?
The flag markers are different colors so I'm guessing it's color coded by denomination?
Correct. Each denomination has its own unique placemarker.

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I am dutch born and raised. I may be able to help. Generally, all conservative reformed churches, whether in the Netherlands or elsewhere, use the Church Order of Dordt, which will allow for some minor hymn usage, and as such are not strictly EP. That is also the practice in the PRCA (do not see them listed anywhere...)

Will pose the question on the dutch forum refoforum.nl

refoforum.nl • Toon onderwerp - Psalmen en enige gezangen - 'Exclusive Psalmody'
Thanks. My current understanding is that there is no Dutch church that strictly limits singing to the 150 Psalms of the Bible, but also include passages from scripture and some creeds. The position I wish to promote on my website is for the 150 Psalms only, but for the information of the public, I will be including the Dutch churches, with their practice clearly labeled.
 

BertMulder

Puritan Board Junior
Originally Posted by BertMulder
I am dutch born and raised. I may be able to help. Generally, all conservative reformed churches, whether in the Netherlands or elsewhere, use the Church Order of Dordt, which will allow for some minor hymn usage, and as such are not strictly EP. That is also the practice in the PRCA (do not see them listed anywhere...)

Will pose the question on the dutch forum refoforum.nl

refoforum.nl • Toon onderwerp - Psalmen en enige gezangen - 'Exclusive Psalmody'
Thanks. My current understanding is that there is no Dutch church that strictly limits singing to the 150 Psalms of the Bible, but also include passages from scripture and some creeds. The position I wish to promote on my website is for the 150 Psalms only, but for the information of the public, I will be including the Dutch churches, with their practice clearly labeled.
Tim, I have engaged the refoforum for help, which can be accessed at the link above. There are a number of people presently helping. Also, from there I have received this contact
Rev. Michael Lohrer in Lübeck. He is much interested in this topic, apparently, and is maintaining his own database of EP. Will PM you his email. Now on this thread people are responding in dutch, so you have to concentrate on the name and location of the church, and ignore the verbiage. One note, is that in the Netherlands there are 2 different practices in regards to singing the Genevan psalter. Some churches will sing them in all equal notes (niet-ritmisch), while others will sing them as written (ritmisch).
 
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