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by Southern Comfort
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 193
Views: 50934

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Its a really good joyful setting. Alas there seem to be no simple, memorably and zingy setting for the new translation. Unless people know different ...... You might almost suspect that the new translation was deliberately constructed to impede memorableness and zinginess. And on earth peace to peo...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 1307

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

Unfortunately, in my experience, silence during the anointing of the candidates, particularly if they are numerous, soon turns into the low buzz of conversation that gradually, sometimes rapidly, increases in volume, rising to quite a substantial background chatter. Checking mobile phones is also co...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark

Looks like an excellent appointment!
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary, Mother of the Church
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Mary, Mother of the Church

Is anyone else marking the new feast of Mary, Mother of the Church on 21 May? We've been asked to host a Mass for our pastoral area. But I just can't get my head round the suggested psalm: 86 with the refrain "Of you are told glorious things, O city of God" – and I'm not sure how it follows on from...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 11, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary, Mother of the Church
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Mary, Mother of the Church

These feasts were instituted too late to get into the 2018 Ordos so they won't be celebrated in most parishes. Feasts do tend to come and go as the years pass and perceptions change: the Circumcision of Our Lord and Our Lady of Ransom went in the 1960s. Jan1 probably holds the record for the number...
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 08, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary, Mother of the Church
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Mary, Mother of the Church

VML wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:54 am
BTW, the CBEW website is appalling to search for anything on.
http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/ is your friend, or Google Liturgy Office to find the same page.
by Southern Comfort
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Come Back Again

Nowt wrong with consecutive 5ths. Ask Vaughan Williams. No, as long as they are used deliberately by people who know what they are doing. This composer, along with many others, didn't. It is acceptable to "disguise" consecutives by using secondary 7ths, 9ths, etc. This composer, along with many oth...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Come Back Again

Interesting. A few comments for the composer, whoever he or she may be: (1) "forgive the sins of men" (end of the refrain). Inclusive language considerations mean you can't sing that these days. Difficult to find a good solution to this. "through his Church forgives our sins. Amen" is rather weak. I...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congratulations, Bernadette!
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Congratulations, Bernadette!

This isn't just an award, it's a recognition of the contribution of one of our own to the whole of English-speaking Christianity. The ecumenical dimension makes it very special. Well done, Bernadette!
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Unity with Liturgical Diversity
Replies: 130
Views: 18338

Re: Unity with Liturgical Diversity

On the curious side, there was much bowing and scraping and busy-ness with the hands. Happily Mass was celebrated facing the people. This is very typical of many Ordinariate celebrations. They seem to love all the "manual acts", some of which come from the Tridentine Rite, others from Anglican trad...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark

Norman Harper is to retire at the end of the year and St George's are advertising for a new Director of Music. Here is a link to the advert: http://www.stgeorgescathedral.org.uk/music/directorofmusic.html I'm no expert but the remuneration seems very low for the type of musician they seem to want t...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 2496

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Church near me is starting its Easter Vigil Mass (sic) at 7:00pm. Even if the clocks hadn't gone forward a week before, that would still be in daylight. Sunset is 7:35, so I guess he is thinking that it will be dark by the time they finish.
by Southern Comfort
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 2995

Re: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

... The idea that the Council Fathers were betrayed by excessive implementation of reforms they had not asked for is untenable: it was the same bishops who asked for them who had been at the Council. The question is not whether the same bishops were asked: it is whether all the bishops were asked b...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 2995

Re: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

...Documentary evidence for all this will be found in Piero Marini's splendid book A Challenging Reform ... The trouble with that, and Bugnini's book, is that they are accounts by the people involved. The people who are satisfied with the new mass tend to look on them as if they were audit reports ...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Responsorial Psalm
Replies: 21
Views: 1856

Re: Responsorial Psalm

Paul's new collection, The Collegeville Psalter, is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0814646166/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Its a whopping £28.61, so I will wait until it hits the charity shop shelves. Is the US lectionary still out of step on the psalm words fr...