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by JW
Mon May 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

'Walk in the light' is in Laudate, though strangely not in the Pentecost section. It seems to be one of those where each parish has its own version. There is also a hymn called 'Holy Spirit of Fire' which is, I think in Hymns Old and New.
by JW
Sun May 20, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: VENI CREATOR
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: VENI CREATOR

Seems bizarre to omit the last verse given the symbolism of having 7 verses in this hymn. Pentecost is one of the few times where a 7 verse hymn is sung in full in our parish; not sure what the people make of it though!
by JW
Sat May 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Ascension Day

I think Corpus Christi was on a Thursday because the Last Supper was on a Thursday. Processions were often held on the following Sunday. The route of the one in Bridport in the 1950s must have been nearly a mile long. It involved enthusiastic singing, rose petals, and a hellfire sermon with Benedict...
by JW
Fri May 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary, Mother of the Church
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Mary, Mother of the Church

These feasts were instituted too late to get into the 2018 Ordos so they won't be celebrated in most parishes. Feasts do tend to come and go as the years pass and perceptions change: the Circumcision of Our Lord and Our Lady of Ransom went in the 1960s. On a really nerdy note, these new feasts haven...
by JW
Thu May 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Ascension Day

I just hope they've made up their minds now and don't go changing it again in a few years' time. And the SSG Liturgy Planner was incorrect.
by JW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I Sing Pop, 'Christian music project'
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: I Sing Pop, 'Christian music project'

Often the justification for using banal music in schools is to engage the children in worship music. I suspect that the opposite can happen and many older children switch off. Many of the songs taught in schools date back to the 70s and 80s, or are in that style, and these songs are viewed as old fa...
by JW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Come Back Again

Doesn't ring any bells with me but there must be someone out there who recognises it?
by JW
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Come Back Again

Just a thought, and I know there could be copyright considerations. In the interests of finding the composer is it worth uploading a scan to this forum. You could take it down again once the composer is identified.
by JW
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark

Norman Harper is to retire at the end of the year and St George's are advertising for a new Director of Music. Here is a link to the advert: http://www.stgeorgescathedral.org.uk/music/directorofmusic.html I'm no expert but the remuneration seems very low for the type of musician they seem to want to...
by JW
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 2135

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Paschale Solemnitatis is very clear about this. There is no "pastoral provision": ‘The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil takes place at night. It should not begin before nightfall; it should end before daybreak on Sunday’. This rule is to be taken according to its strictest sense. Reprehensibl...
by JW
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 2135

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Many parish's vigils are attended mainly by the elderly who don't want to be out late. I suspect that is one reason why they tend to start their Easter celebrations early. I remember when the Vigil started about 10 or 10.30 and the actual Mass didn't start till midnight. Our PP used to send everyone...
by JW
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 2135

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

The Easter Triduum and Vigil is the source and summit of our weekly liturgy for every parish family. As a parish family, we may not always agree with things that happen but I try to make sure that I'm there and contributing. I suspect part of Catholicism's problem in England is that people don't ide...
by JW
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 2510

Re: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

Southern Comfort has, as always, given a very apt argument that Catholicism has always had a certain amount of dynamism. In fact I would argue that there were significant changes in teaching between the Reformation and Vatican 2. These include the acceptance the the earth revolves around the sun, th...
by JW
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 2510

Re: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

Traditionalism isn't only about liturgy, if it were it wouldn't be such a problem. There's a very extensive Wikipedia article on traditionalist Catholicism. It lists many traditionalist groups that are in full Communion with Rome and many who aren't. At it's extreme incarnation, traditional catholic...
by JW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Best Narthex in Christendom
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: The Best Narthex in Christendom

Language is always changing, curates became assistant priests years ago, confession became Reconciliation, etc etc etc!