A capella which is Italian for "In the manner of The Church."
Which Church? The Roman Catholic Church of course.
Is it authorized to continue a practice which is in error?
Ephesians 5:19 says
SPEAKING to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
We know from history that the early church sang with Psalmody for the purpose of learning the scriptures, just as many Jews used to, to learn the Torah.
Those who sing a capella, with harmony etc, are just as guilty as instrumentalists in perpetuating unauthorized worship.
[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]It is interesting to note if it is ...
... ... ...A Cappella, Acappella, Acapella, A Capella, Acapella or A Capela?
Is it really "in the manner of the Church"?
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Is it "in the style of the chapel"?
What does "singing with music" mean?
In terms of "psalms and hymns and spiritual songs," is "singing" where words are vocalized a form of SPEAKING? And which words?
In context, Col. 3:16 states, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly...." It doesn't stop there. It further states: "teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."[/color]