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by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 04, 2024 11:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I Need Thee, Precious Jesus
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: I Need Thee, Precious Jesus

The author's name is Frederick Whitfield, not Helmsley. You will find a full bio at https://hymnary.org/person/Whitfield_F If you scroll down this page until you come to I Need Thee, Precious Jesus , and click on either of the two links there (different versions of the text), they will take you to p...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Go ye afar
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: Go ye afar

A simple Google search pulls up this: This is the Missionary Hymn of the Holy Ghost Fathers, and exhorts missionaries to take their message to the ends of the earth. However the lyrics are not specific to the Spiritan (Holy Ghost) Fathers, and it can be used by lay-people and ones from any religious...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Apr 08, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Greetings 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Easter Greetings 2024

Dom Perignon wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 12:50 pm We wish all forumites a happy and holy Easter. May all your liturgies have gone as well as you hoped! :D
Many thanks, Dom P ! Not sure I like the sound of "forumites", though. A bit too close to Sodomites for comfort...... ;)
by Southern Comfort
Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum Planning
Replies: 14
Views: 4355

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: 14
Views: 4355

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: 14
Views: 4355

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: 55267

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: 22064

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: 115472

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: 239250

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: 66730

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: 34
Views: 425036

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: 113652

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: 75642

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: 113652

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 ...