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by Southern Comfort
Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Triduum Planning

The very difficult issue we suffer from is that readers are very reluctant to practice, so when everyone else - cleaners, sacristan. servers, flowers and musicians are at the top of their game ..... readers are often ill-prepared and stumble and mispronounce. Mentions of this problem go down like a...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Triduum Planning

The very difficult issue we suffer from is that readers are very reluctant to practice, so when everyone else - cleaners, sacristan. servers, flowers and musicians are at the top of their game ..... readers are often ill-prepared and stumble and mispronounce. Mentions of this problem go down like a...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Triduum Planning

The very difficult issue we suffer from is that readers are very reluctant to practice, so when everyone else - cleaners, sacristan. servers, flowers and musicians are at the top of their game ..... readers are often ill-prepared and stumble and mispronounce (I am still recovering from a Good Frida...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Dec 25, 2023 1:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 0
Views: 14523

Happy Christmas!

I hope that all participants in this forum are enjoying a blessed, peace-filled Christmas, and a well-deserved rest after their labours.

Here's to 2024!
by Southern Comfort
Thu Dec 21, 2023 10:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary How Sweetly Falls that Word
Replies: 2
Views: 6222

Re: Mary How Sweetly Falls that Word

Although your documentation shows that this hymn appeared in the St Basil Hymnal until the 1950s, that hymnal was never used on this side of the Pond. I have never heard of either the hymn or its author. It has not appeared in any UK hymnal in recent times.
by Southern Comfort
Sat Oct 07, 2023 8:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Advent Wreath
Replies: 1
Views: 81392

The Advent Wreath

Yes, Advent may seem a long way off, but it begins in just two months from now. Here are some thoughts about the Advent Wreath, a subject that can sometimes arouse controversy. I wonder if yours is one of the many parishes where the Advent Wreath is blessed at the beginning of every Mass during Adve...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Aug 26, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New facebook Group
Replies: 17
Views: 162518

Re: New facebook Group

Apologies for resurrecting an old topic. I know several members of this forum belong to the Facebook group mentioned.... I actually set up the group, but I wanted to let members know that I now no longer have Facebook access, following a very nasty hacking, so the group admin is now solely and safe...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 09, 2023 5:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Festal Greetings!
Replies: 2
Views: 23088

Festal Greetings!

A happy and blessed Easter to all those who still frequent this forum.

I hope your celebrations have been serene without too many untoward incidents, and may the Easter season be a time of joy and repose for you after the exertions of Holy Week!

Christ is risen!
by Southern Comfort
Tue Mar 28, 2023 10:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 28
Views: 144159

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

I am sufficiently comfortable as a female member of the human race not to be bothered about 'inclusive' language, except that it make for some very clumsy edits in psalms and hymns. I find replacing every use of the words 'he, him, his' with 'God, who, whose' is a pain aesthetically and vocally. It...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Mar 28, 2023 9:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Recorded music in church, etc
Replies: 6
Views: 33693

Re: Recorded music in church, etc

I wonder how the legislation would apply to livestreams, or videos for that matter, of church services - especially if for some reason the vast majority of people in the country were unable to attend church in person for some reason. :wink: If a radio, tape or wire-recorder is not OK, then I cannot...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 25, 2023 9:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Olives or Palms?
Replies: 5
Views: 24044

Re: Olives or Palms?

Back in the 1980s you would often find parishes where people were encouraged to bring to church branches cut from the hedge in their garden, etc. The clergy would have the big old dusty palm fronds, but everyone else would bring their own branches, just as the crowds did on the first Palm Sunday I'm...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 25, 2023 9:11 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Recorded music in church, etc
Replies: 6
Views: 33693

Re: Recorded music in church, etc

Yes, the legislation is 65 years old. However, it's worth bearing in mind that it was drawn up in an age where the liturgy was far less participatory than it is now. Presumably the intent behind it was authenticity. No artificial aids, but real people doing real things to support the prayer life of ...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Recorded music in church, etc
Replies: 6
Views: 33693

Recorded music in church, etc

A recent thread mentioned the use of recorded music in church. It appears that many people have overlooked church legislation on recorded music, hymn-playing machines such as Synthia, projection screens in church, etc. This legislation has never been supserseded or rescinded as far as I am aware, an...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum
Replies: 5
Views: 37069

Re: Triduum

Just say No, and walk away.
by Southern Comfort
Tue Mar 21, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Dom Sebastian Wolff OSB, RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 17269

Re: Dom Sebastian Wolff OSB, RIP

Having now obtained and read a copy of the biography mentioned above, I have to say that it is probably the worst-written biography I have ever read. Being self-published, there was no editor to pull it into shape. The result is just awful.