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by Southern Comfort
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Living Liturgy
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Living Liturgy

For a number of years this annual publication from Liturgical Press has been a source of nourishment for liturgical ministers of all kinds across the USA. Readers, Ministers of Communion, Cantors and Musicians, liturgy working groups and committees have all benefited from the wisdom contained in it....
by Southern Comfort
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B

In the original 1969 Ordo Lectionum Missae the feast of the Holy Family had a different Gospel for Years A, B and C. Everything else was common to all three years. In 1981, the remainder of each formulary was added for Years B and C, with the previous Gospels for those years, but the new material wa...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Holy Night
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: O Holy Night

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjthKbNqKbYAhVsBcAKHTphAwcQFghlMA0&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fsimon-de-voil%2Fpeace-child&usg=AOvVaw3rTlUgSOPxhvlBlXwSDdWl What a ghastly recording! Much too fast, breaths in all the wrong places.......
by Southern Comfort
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Holy Night
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: O Holy Night

O Holy Night...... (solo) :roll: Why has this become traditional? Heard it 3 years in a row now. Boy chorister - and yes, we clapped. It was a release from the tension of- will he, won't he, reach those high notes? Anyway, what could be sung instead? I'm afraid it's the American influence. And they...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

They don't even do that in the USA!

The bridesmaids are supposed to be escorting the bride, n'est-ce pas? Actually they are supposed to be escorting both bride and groom, since the rite has them entering in procession together. :mrgreen:
by Southern Comfort
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

alan29 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Pretty sure the Missal knows nothing of singing during the peace.
And I seem to remember that there was an instruction a couple of years ago forbidding priests from leaving the sanctuary during it.
Redemptionis Sacramentum, para 72, as long ago as 2004 !
by Southern Comfort
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Gerald Coates RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Canon Gerald Coates RIP

I am told that the "meandering organ music" beforehand was in fact a selection of chorale preludes from Karg-Elert's Op. 65 up to the starting time, followed by "filler" because the clergy procession was five minutes late....

It was good to see John Ainslie and others representing the SSG.
by Southern Comfort
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Magnum Principium

For those who care about these things, here's a handy PDF of the complete text of Francis's Motu Proprio this morning, handing back power to approve translations to bishops' conferences, together with the explanatory note on the canon affected and a commentary on the Motu Proprio itself by Archbisho...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 4733

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

JW wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:34 pm
I don't know if members of this group are aware but Martin Cross, the East London organ builder, passed away unexpectedly a month ago. May he rest in peace.

Martin was going to restore our organ.
That's sad. Martin was a good man, in the best sense of the word.
by Southern Comfort
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 1524

Re: Gloria settings

The problem with Walker's Belmont Gloria is that its chant alternates two tones without regard for the structure of the text. For a better setting in that respect, see the Psallite Mass "At the Table of the Lord" from Liturgical Press, certainly more jolly if you do it with brio! (Currently still av...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4452

Re: First communion music

We've had this discussion before. No one can bless, not even priests. Only God can bless, which is why a priest says "May Almighty God bless you" and not "I bless you". All we humans can do is invoke God's blessing on others — people, things, places.... So — who may invoke God's blessing on others? ...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4452

Re: First communion music

At ours the school has 1st Communion Masses on two consecutive saturdays, while the parish kids are on the final Sunday. Played at the school one today. It was introduced by the Head telling the parents that the Mass was all about the children .............. facepalm. I have recently had occasion t...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4465

Re: Offertory hymns

I think there's a fundamental misunderstanding going on here. Hymns sung at the Presentation of the Gifts (let's stop calling it the Offertory) don't have to mention bread, wine, gifts..... And they certainly shouldn't mention the fact that we offer, because we don't actually do that until later on,...
by Southern Comfort
Sun May 28, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4465

Re: Offertory hymns

IncenseTom wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Because who bothers to try and get the congregation to do verse 2, 3 and 6?
Any self-respecting song leader can and does announce which verses of the opening (or final) hymn we're going to sing. And then sing with the people, making sure that you sing the correct ones yourself!
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 26, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 1785

Re: I enjoyed that!

So is it better for people to enjoy worshipping their Father or not? I'm not sure that's the right question. Analysis of what "enjoy" means might be helpful. In the phrase "We hope you enjoy our Mass", "enjoy" can mean "we hope you feel pleased", or "we hope you are sufficiently entertained, even a...