Reformed hymnody, USA

Hymnody and Hymnals of the Reformed Church in America. The Reformed Church in America (RCA) is an offshoot of the Dutch Reformed Church, or Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk. It dates itself from the founding of a congregation in New Amsterdam (now New York City) by Jonas Michaelius (1577-1638) in April of 1628. Now with approximately 1,000 congregations in the United States and Canada, the RCA claims the oldest continuous Protestant ministry in North America, as well as the oldest theological seminary, founded in 1784 and currently located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Part of the continental Reformed tradition that traces back to Jean Calvin* in Geneva, Switzerland, it has a Presbyterian form of...

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