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by alan29
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: Communion under both kinds

At an abbey in NW France, where I have sometimes attended Mass, distribution under both kinds involves intinction, which is not permitted in England & Wales. (Perhpas becuase it smacks of self-administration, which is reserved to the ordained?) On my first visit, not having watched what those in fr...
by alan29
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: Communion under both kinds

Just to point out that some priests bypass all these recommendations by saying Mass in the Extraordinary Form. The Extraordinary Form doesn't provide for Communion under both kinds nor for the sign of peace among the People. I haven't experienced it myself but have heard of priests imposing the Ext...
by alan29
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1503

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Some months ago, I discovered by chance that - after taking place for a decade or more - weekday services with distribution of Communion had ceased in my parish, even when a neighbouring deacon was available to preside. Regular attendees are of the opinion that this ban had followed the arrival of ...
by alan29
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1503

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Something to do with protecting the uniqueness of the Mass and the dividing line between priests and the rest of us?
by alan29
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 41
Views: 9216

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Gwyn wrote: ↑ Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:48 pm Re: 16ft manual stop: It can be useful, I sometimes draw it for a final verse of a rousing hymn, then play the verse up an octave. This gives added zing. :D Depends on the voicing. Hence "can" and "sometimes." :wink: Fair enough. Got to say that most of the or...
by alan29
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 41
Views: 9216

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Gwyn wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Re: 16ft manual stop:
It can be useful, I sometimes draw it for a final verse of a rousing hymn, then play the verse up an octave. This gives added zing.
:D
Depends on the voicing.
by alan29
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 1412

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

Not really.
Sad for those who hanker after such things.
A tragedy? No.
I reserve that word for matters such as the abuse of minors and the cover-ups that served to multiply the hurt to the victims and the damage to the rest of the church.
That is what causes me to feel shame.
by alan29
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 1412

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

Is the creed actually a lyrical text that is meant to be sung?
Is it not more of a prose statement that should be spoken?
Just a thought.
by alan29
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 1412

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

Well I think it depends on the complexity of the chant among other things. I don't find the sound of a crowd bellowing and swooping their way through Credo 3 particularly uplifting, I have to say. (Sadly Credo 3 seems especially vulnerable to this treatment.) On the other hand other simpler bits of ...
by alan29
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: ADOREMUS
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: ADOREMUS

No, despite living just across the river from Liverpool.
I am not terribly proud to be a member of the Church at the moment.
by alan29
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin

I find I dont have the stomach to tune in to anything that features clerics at the moment.
So I avoided.
by alan29
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 61805

Re: Liturgical Tourism

In the early 60s we had dialogue masses in school. Table set up on the stage in the hall, facing the people, with the readings in English while the priest read them silently in Latin. English hymns and we all said the Latin responses. All very exciting at the time.
by alan29
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 61805

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Blimey, Oops. You do seem to find 'em.
by alan29
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei

Good principle.
by alan29
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clericalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Clericalism?

Faith, hope and social support? Indeed. That is something the bishop should be organising for his priests - even more so, now that numbers are declining and they become more isolated. And of course a half-decent parish will have the kind of relationship with their priests that is mutually enriching...