Monday, January 14, 2019

Pericopal System Used by LTS — Nyamira, Kenya: Trinity and Special Observances

January 2019 Working Copy
Notes by Pastor Joseph Abrahamson

Part 3 Lectionary for Trinity and Special Observances

This is an resource for the American Tutors at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Nyamira, Kenya and the students. The following

Pericopal System Used by LTS — Nyamira, Kenya: Pre-Easter through Pentecost

January 2019 Working Copy
Notes by Pastor Joseph Abrahamson

Part 2 Lectionary for Pre-Easter through Pentecost

This is an resource for the American Tutors at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Nyamira, Kenya and the students. The following tables

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Pericopal System Used by LTS — Nyamira, Kenya: Advent through Epiphany

January 2019 Working Copy
Notes by Pastor Joseph Abrahamson

Part 1 Lectionary for Advent through Epiphany

This is an resource for the American Tutors at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Nyamira, Kenya and the students. The following tables list

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Moterere Omonene Music: Epiphany

Hymns from Moterere Omonene: Epiphany

Some music from Hymnary dot org and other sources to help with learning hymns in Moterere Omonene.

This is a working document.

OMOROBERIO BW'AMATERA AYARE IME Y'EGETABU EKE.

4. OBUYA BWA YESO NKOOROKERA BORE ABAO MOSUNTE (EPIFANIA, MISSION)


54 Yeso, Neng'enang'eni Enene
55 Oyomo Nere Twanchete
56 Ntore na Omoruoti
57 Ning'o 're Omosani One?
58 Erieta Erimo Rinene
59 'Monene one
60 'Boruoti Bwa Nyasae
61 Mwensi Yatogie Amabera
62 Yeso, 'Moruoti bw'ens' eye
63 Yeso 'Motooria 'Monyene chinguru
64 Yeso 'mogwenia
65 'Moruoti Nere Yeso Bweka
66 'Mbura Gatwe
67 Inche Ningotogie
68 Twarangerigwe Intwe Twensi
69 Togende 'Segi
70 'Bokoreri Obuya Nkorw' Asore
71 Twaigure Egetureri
72 Ring'ana ri'Omonene Haleluya!
73 Omonene Oyobarangeretie
74 'S'Amaboko y'Abatomwa

Moterere Omonene "Let Us Praise the Lord" is a Confessional Lutheran hymnal in the language called Ekegusii. It was published in 2008 through the Lutheran Heritage Foundation in coordination with Kiarurwe na Ekanisa y'Ekeinchili Ekelutheri Kenya (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kenya). The Lutheran Heritage edition is from 2010. It was typeset and printed by Printwell Industries, Ltd. Nairobi, Kenya.

Moterere Omonene consists of 347 hymns. This volume has Sunday liturgies, orders of service for weddings, funerals, confirmations, baptisms, various dedications, the propers for each Sunday, and Luther’s Small Catechism.  It is a very good beginning for an Ekegusii language Lutheran hymnal. But there are several points at which it could bear improvement. It contains no musical notation for either the Liturgical settings or the hymns. There are frequent typographical errors. In some cases the translation choices in hymns are worth improving.

An additional aim of this project is to help English speaking Lutherans in America to grow in appreciation of the common heritage they share with their Confessional Lutheran brothers and sisters in Kenya of the Abagusii people. 

Ekegusii Terms and English Equivalent

The information about the hymns, authors, composers, etc. in Moterere Omonene is sometimes misspelled, incorrectly typeset, or sometimes just in error. As I work through the hymns I will try to make the information uniform in presentation and content. I will be looking for organists to record some settings for the church in Kenya to use in training pastors and congregations. I also hope to work with LHF to put Moterere Omonene on the Hymnary.org website.

Eriogi = Melody/Tune
Omoroisia Amang'ana = Composer
Omochakano = Composer/Music Writer
Ogotera = Poem/Song/Lyrics
Omoroisia Ogotera = Poet/Lyricists
Ase ogotera korwete = Based on a hymn, or derived from the hymn

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Omochenu, Omochenu, Omochenu bw'Ekeyuda na bw'Ekegirigi


bw'Ekegusii: Moterere Omonene p. 228

Ogotera: Ebuku ya Isaya 6:3, Okomaanoka 4:8, na Matayo 21:9.

bw'Ekeyuda:

 קָד֧וֹשׁ קָד֛וֹשׁ קָד֖וֹשׁ 
יְהוָ֣ה צְבָא֑וֹת
 מְלֹ֥א כָל־הָאָ֖רֶץ כְּבוֹדֽוֹ׃
 Qadosh, Qadosh, Qadosh 
Omochenu, Omochenu, Omochenu
‘Adonay Tsba’ot
OMONENE [Nyasae] bw’Emeganda,
melo’ chol-ha-’arets kevodo.
[Igoro na] Ense yaichoirwe n’Obonene bwao.

— 
bw'Ekegiriki:
 Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. 
Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου· 
Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. 

Hosanna en tois hypsistois.
Hosiana Igoro!
Eulogemenos ho erchomenos en onomati kuriou;
Nasesenirie oy’ogocha ase Erieta ri’Omonene,
Hosanna en tois hypsistois.
Hosiana [Igoro]!


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