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by John Ainslie
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License and Church Support Group
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

One License and Church Support Group

I've just received a circular from One License. It says: Earlier this month, we announced a new partnership with Church Support Group, a trusted partner and reseller in the UK and Ireland. This new partnership will bring more than 80,000 songs from leading Christian composers and publishers to churc...
by John Ainslie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 6665

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Yes, the renewed restrictions are a blow. But surely we need to be thoughtful and creative, given that they might well be in force not only at Christmas but certainly in Lent 2021 and perhaps next Easter as well. A personal experience. I was at a crematorium funeral service a couple of days ago. The...
by John Ainslie
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 6665

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

My view was that we should aim for a staged recovery, and that is what my PP and I agreed. Stage 1 was a said Mass with the bare minimum. After 3 weeks we moved to Stage 2, which was the addition of the organ for a quiet voluntary before Mass, quiet music during the Offertory and Communion and a sh...
by John Ainslie
Mon May 11, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 9562

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

A lot of the live-streamed Masses are being transmitted via churchservices.tv. I visited two yesterday. One stalled in a permanent loop, but both showed integration of pre-recorded music into the live-streamed Mass. One exhibited its One License licence number, and indeed some of the insertions were...
by John Ainslie
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed 'House' Mass
Replies: 0
Views: 2744

Live-streamed 'House' Mass

As far as I can see, live-streamed Masses are mostly from churches, with the recording camera mounted variously distant from the altar. My parish (Barnet) has taken a different line. It does not use the church but a fairly small meeting room, rigged up with temporary altar and ambo close by. The eff...
by John Ainslie
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Origins of the Preface
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: Origins of the Preface

There's plenty of meat in the hyperlinks provided by Southern Comfort. Why "preface"? It sounds like just a preamble to the main Prayer after the Sanctus. It isn't. It's an integral part of the Eucharistic Prayer. The main verb of the first sentence is 'give you thanks', i.e. make Eucharist. The nam...
by John Ainslie
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rome issues Triduum instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 3393

Re: Rome issues Triduum instructions

It is a shame that the period from the 4th Sunday of Lent through to Pentecost and all the liturgies that come with it couldn't be moved to later in the year, in place of the Sundays of Ordinary Time. You can't pretend that you are somewhere different in the calendar. It's the same case as if you w...
by John Ainslie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 9562

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

Now that places of worship are to be closed for at least three weeks, there will be no music, alas, unless clergy wish to do unaccompanied singing... :( Churches are business premises, not homes. Though closed to the general public, are priests instructed not to go into them? I think not. Invited c...
by John Ainslie
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 9562

Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

I've just watched - and done my best to take part in from afar - a live-streamed Sunday Mass (actually from churchservices.tv/newsouthgate). All done very nicely with just one reader and two concelebrating priests. But all SAID. What could be the role of music in live-streamed liturgy? This is an ur...
by John Ainslie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 19
Views: 12874

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

For decades my parish has celebrated First Communions fully integrated into the Sunday morning Masses. Over two of the morning Masses over four weeks in Eastertide, from 6 to maximum 10 children make their first Communion (we have about 60 first communicants a year). They will have been expected to ...
by John Ainslie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark
Replies: 7
Views: 8711

Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark

I received the attached open invitation as an NNPM contact. Any SSG members or others interested in taking part?
by John Ainslie
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 104938

Re: The wickedness of face cream

Nearly typed on an Order of Service booklet:

HOMILY - please be sedated.
by John Ainslie
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn for deceased parishioners
Replies: 3
Views: 3066

Hymn for deceased parishioners

Some years ago, my then ex-Anglican parish priest brought to my attention a hymn in honour of deceased parishioners. We sang it each November for a number of years. It is from the New English Hymnal (208): I have changed the beginning to read 'In our day of remembrance' instead of 'In our day of tha...
by John Ainslie
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 13858

Mass translation may be revised?

The Tablet this weekend announces that Pope Francis has ordered a review of the guideleines on liturgical translations from Latin. Archbishop Arthur Roche will head a body of bishops 'from across the world'. It will look at the current rules (i.e. Liturgiam Authenticam) and also examine how much of...
by John Ainslie
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 104938

Re: The wickedness of face cream

Spotted on amazon.co.uk: a learned book by Enrico Mazza - "The Theology of Liturgy in the Parasitic Age". Image

And when would that be? A special indulgence for the best answer.