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by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 2982

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

Thanks - now I know. However, I don't understand - if NRSV (Catholic, English edition) is considered the 'best' at the moment (and I have a very smart hardback edition which I use) why is the Lectionary using ESV and not NRSV? Initially the Congregation for Divine Worship rejected NRSV (although th...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 2982

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

Is the ESV the same as - or dfferent from - the NRSV Catholic Edition which is what I thought we were supposed to be using? If it is not the same how is it different? And if so, why is it different? They are completely different. Scholars tell us that NRSV (1989) is the best translation in widespre...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rabbits.
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Rabbits.

Guessing this thread will also be locked soon.....
by Southern Comfort
Sun May 30, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding at Westminster
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Wedding at Westminster

Doesn't portray the institutional Church in a very good light, alas.
by Southern Comfort
Mon May 24, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: Liturgy

Oops , every time people bend the rules or break them, we all suffer as a consequence. If people had consistently behaved themselves over the past 14 months, we'd be a lot further on in the process of exiting the restrictions than we actually are. The people who have tried to wiggle round, or have ...
by Southern Comfort
Mon May 10, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 2982

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

The Tablet reports, quoting Archbishop George Stack, that, "The translation of the Bible to be used in the new edition of the lectionary for Mass in England and Wales is being amended to use gender-inclusive language where contextually appropriate ... ... a number of adaptations are being made to t...
by Southern Comfort
Mon May 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pre-recorded music in liturgy
Replies: 7
Views: 2872

Re: Pre-recorded music in liturgy

We have even had a recorded version of Amazing Grace. Barmy, but for many people recorded music is all they know. It's symptomatic of the fact that secular recorded music is often about the performer. You want to have the star performing their recording at your celebration. People have largely ceas...
by Southern Comfort
Mon May 03, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 2982

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

I will probably remain something of a psalm refusenik. In the present lectionary, the text of the refrain is rarely long enough to sing and it frequently has no obvious link to the preceding reading, to which is responds. In my (alas, now former) parish, we often sang eight-bar refrains. We develop...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 2982

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

I'm still hoping that they might develop sufficient pastoral sensibility to adapt the lectionary to use inclusive language! Worth debating! Pastoral sensibility is not the major attribute of the two prelates who are intent upon steamrollering this through before they retire (and don't have to deal ...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 2982

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

I wonder will we see the departure of "world without end."? That is the final phrase of the "Glory be", and so has nothing per se to do with a new Lectionary (or even an old one). The traditional wording for the "Glory be" runs: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it ...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Great Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: The Great Awakening

Alas, this sort of thing is precisely why cases are spiralling out of control in the Paris region and elsewhere in France, and French hospitals are trying to operate ICUs at 150%+ of their normal maximum capacity. A friend of mine in Paris recently emerged from over 8 weeks in intensive care, on a v...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help identifying a psalm setting
Replies: 9
Views: 5093

Re: Help identifying a psalm setting

Has anyone used this setting for this psalm, either during the Easter Vigil or at Pentecost? This year we used a setting by Stephen Dean which is nice, though I prefer the Dom Gregory Murray setting. Just wondering if you are familiar with the original version of the Dean (not the one in The Great ...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help identifying a psalm setting
Replies: 9
Views: 5093

Re: Help identifying a psalm setting

Becky wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:50 am
Not in that key but it's on p33 of the Dean/Macmillan Complete Responsorial Psalter.
Response and chant both AGM
For Macmillan, read McCrimmon !
by Southern Comfort
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns to St. Joseph
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: Hymns to St. Joseph

Welcome, Don!

Amazon does not provide a list of contents. I wonder if you have included James Quinn's hymn "Joseph, we praise you" (no. 99 in Hymns for All Seasons) — a fine text, permeated with scripture references and not overly sentimental.
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Easter 2021

And with your spirit, Dom P !