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by JW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 16
Views: 758

Re: Funerals and autocrats

The problem of autocracy is a structural one. The church isn't a democracy and Canon Law invests all authority over a parish to the bishop and parish priest. Clergy aren't accountable in the way that members of professions are. The Pope condemns clericalism but hasn't taken measures to address the u...
by JW
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: Communion under both kinds

Just to point out that some priests bypass all these recommendations by saying Mass in the Extraordinary Form. The Extraordinary Form doesn't provide for Communion under both kinds nor for the sign of peace among the People. I haven't experienced it myself but have heard of priests imposing the Extr...
by JW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1923

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

The Mass is 'source and summit', a Communion Service is not the same and will never have the same efficacy. But the point is: what should happen when there is no priest to celebrate Mass in a community, especially on a Sunday? Should the people bother gathering together at all? What should they gath...
by JW
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1923

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Southern Comfort, thank you for that.
by JW
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1923

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Thanks for all the interesting comments so far. SC I'm unable to access the link, perhaps because I'm in Android. In my view, the Church in Europe needs to make urgent plans for dioceses with only a dozen or so active priests. Heads are buried in the sand. The solution of merging or closing parishes...
by JW
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1923

Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

In our parish, we have a service of the the Word and Communion, led by a Eucharistic Minister, on our priest's day off each week. The appropriate guidelines are contained in a Liturgy Office document entitled Celebrations of the Word and Communion on Sundays and weekdays in the absence of a priest ....
by JW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 41
Views: 9806

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

I'm delighted to say that the Walker Organ at St Thomas of Canterbury, Rainham, Kent has now been fully renovated. As well as renovating the entire organ, revoicing the pipes, adjusting wind pressures, increasing key resistance, Sheppard & Cross have installed new digital electrics with multi-channe...
by JW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 141
Views: 73466

Re: The wickedness of face cream

From today's first reading:

If he offers his life in atonement, he will see his hairs.
by JW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

AGM, thank you for the clarification and correction. And thanks to everyone else for their comments. As with so many issues we all have our own personal preferences and the pleasure of this forum is that we can examine and debate them in a friendly way!
by JW
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

There has been comment about this under another topic, so I thought it might be interesting to start a debate. It has become fairly common that, when a Latin plainchant mass setting is used, it is sung antiphonally, the choir alternating with the congregation. I assume that this is a hangover from t...
by JW
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: ADOREMUS
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: ADOREMUS

I was there! All parishes were invited to send delegates and to support their delegates in prayer. So some priests are clearly at fault for not informing their parishes about this Bishops Conference initiative which was requested by Pope Francis... Both Archbishop McMahon and Cardinal Nicholls expre...
by JW
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 64383

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I won't say where this was but I attended an Assumption Day Mass at 10.00 this morning where there was no homily despite there being two deacons on the altar as well as the celebrant (who wore a biretta). No Creed. There were no Bidding Prayers. There was no Offertory Procession, the 'Blessed are yo...
by JW
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: WANTED wedding psalm
Replies: 11
Views: 1879

Re: WANTED wedding psalm

I don't know if this helps but the refrain to the Taize chant 'Adoramus te Domine' fits 'Let all praise the name of the Lord'. Though it's best if you include the hum before the words start!! Then for the verses you could use any Psalm tone chant in a suitable major key. If the refrain is sung twice...
by JW
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: WANTED wedding psalm
Replies: 11
Views: 1879

Re: WANTED wedding psalm

I assume the booklet is finalized so the words can't be changed? Of course the hymn 'Praise my soul the King of Heaven' is a paraphrase of this...
by JW
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clericalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: Clericalism?

Huge subject this, but some (not all) ordained ministers see themselves as a class apart, with authority from On High. So they will manage their parishes and liturgies with minimal involvement from the laity. And many laity (I include myself) disregard vast areas of Church Teaching anyway as being j...